One especially remembered youthful treat was when his uncle Josiah Wedgwood explained to him the principle of the vernier.
With rifled guns a vernier, reading the minutes, is generally added.
He cracked the vernier just a trifle and agony knifed through Mel's brain.
The vernier should be brought down to the bottom of the scale.
A vernier graduated into twenty-five parts enables the observer to make readings accurately to the one-thousandth part of an inch.
Major vernier, of Pulaski's legion, and twenty-five men, were killed.
The thumb-screw most distant from the vernier should be set up tight, so that that jaw is fixed in position.
And my name is vernier—Doctor vernier; you may have heard of me.
A slide is made to play upon it with a vernier scale, graduated to hundredths of an inch.
The vernier is a device for reading finer divisions on a scale than those into which the scale is divided.
1766, device for making precise measurements, from name of inventor, French mathematician Paul Vernier (1580-1637), who described it in a tract published 1631.