When in doubt as to where North is, consult the compass card printed somewhere on the chart.
Where this string cuts the compass card, will be the direction of your course.
The superintendent called for a compass card, which a clerk brought from his office.
He produced a long, stiff wire, with which he pointed to the compass card.
This ground glass dial has painted upon it a compass card divided into points and sub-divisions and into 360.
At last he fastened his eyes on the compass card, took refuge, in spirit, inside the binnacle.
The Malay at the helm looked fixedly at the compass card, the Captain and the Serang stared at the coast.
“Yes, sir,” said the fellow who with a quid of tobacco bulging out his left cheek kept his eyes on the compass card.
The necessity of holding one's job: what an iron filing that is on the compass card of a man's brain!
The compass card in each of these five instruments is identical, designed for use in the mariner's compass (see fig. 46).