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 for Bow-compass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bow-compass \Bow"-com`pass\, n.; pl. Bow-compasses.
     1. An arcograph.
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     2. A small pair of compasses, one leg of which carries a
        pencil, or a pen, for drawing circles. Its legs are often
        connected by a bow-shaped spring, instead of by a joint.
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     3. A pair of compasses, with a bow or arched plate riveted to
        one of the legs, and passing through the other.
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