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Definition of Dial

  • An instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated arc or surface; esp., a sundial; but there are lunar and astral dials. The style or gnomon is usually parallel to the earth's axis, but the dial plate may be either horizontal or vertical.
  • The graduated face of a timepiece, on which the time of day is shown by pointers or hands.
  • A miner's compass.
  • To measure with a dial.
  • To survey with a dial.
  • the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
  • a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
  • the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments
  • the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning
  • choose by means of a dial
  • operate a dial to select a telephone number

How to use dial in a sentence. Dial pronunciation.

Our being here, stops his 'regular business,'" gloomily said Blunt. Hawke's impassive face angered Jack Blunt as he continued: "And you say that I can trust Garcin's brother Andre down at Isle Dial.
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Next to him the horoscope (the regulator of time,) carries a palm and a dial, symbols of astrology; he must know by heart the four books of Mercury which treat of astrology: the first on the order of the planets, the second on the risings of the sun and moon, and the two last on the rising and aspect of the stars.
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The _Dial_ does not pay expenses.
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I submitted to what seemed a necessity of petty literary patriotism,-I know not what else to call it,-and took charge of our thankless little _Dial,_ here, without subscribers enough to pay even a publisher, much less any laborer; it has no penny for editor or contributor, nothing but abuse in the newspapers, or, at best, silence; but it serves as a sort of portfolio, to carry about a few poems or sentences which would otherwise be transcribed and circulated; and always we are waiting when somebody shall come and make it good.
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I cannot bid you quit the _Dial,_ though it, too, alas, is Antinomian somewhat!
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Thanks for asking me to write you a word in the _Dial.
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Had such a purpose struck me long ago, there have been many things passing through my head,-march-marching as they ever do, in long drawn, scandalous Falstaff-regiments (a man ashamed to be seen passing through Coventry with such a set!)-some one of which, snatched out of the ragged rank, and dressed and drilled a little, might perhaps fitly have been saved from Chaos, and sent to the _Dial.
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An article on Cromwell, in the _Dial_ for October, 1842.
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For the _Dial_ and its sins, I have no defence to set up.
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In the _Dial,_ for January, 1842, is an article by Miss Fuller on "Bettine Brentano and Gunderode,"-a decided weariness.
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Dial_ came to me about three weeks ago _as a Post-Letter,_ charged something like a guinea of postage, if I remember; so it had to be rejected, and I have not yet seen that Number; but will when my leeway is once brought up a little again.
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The two preceding Numbers were, to a marked extent, more like life than anything I had seen before of the _Dial.
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I have hardly space left to say what I would concerning the _Dial.
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I think to send you a duplicate of the last number of the _Dial_ by Mr. Mann,* who with his bride (sister of the above-mentioned Miss Peabody) is going to London and so to Prussia.
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In this last Number of the _Dial_ which by the bye your Bookseller never forwarded to me, I found one little Essay, a criticism on myself,* which, if it should do me mischief, may the gods forgive you for!
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Dial_ a copy of the number for Sterling, as it contains a review of his tragedy and poems, by Margaret Fuller.
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Dial_ shall be forwarded to Ventnor in the Isle of Wight, whenever it arrives.
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Now I come to the raid of a London bookseller, Hotten, (of whom I believe I never told you,) on my forgotten papers in the old _Dials,_ and other pamphlets here.
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And these are gold: the dials tell The sun in golden words; The very jackdaws, from the towers Wheeling, are golden birds.
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The other reading, ᾧ ἀπόκειται, has no doubt crept in from the later Greek translations, notwithstanding the charge which _Justinus_ [_Dial.
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Examples of Dial

Example #1
Hawke's impassive face angered Jack Blunt as he continued: "And you say that I can trust Garcin's brother Andre down at Isle Dial.
Example #2
Old Garcin, too, is getting impatient.
Example #3
Then comes the sacred author, with feathers on his head (like Kneph) and a book in his hand, together with ink, and a reed to write with, (as is still the practice among the Arabs).
Example #4
He must be versed in hieroglyphics, must understand the description of the universe, the course of the sun, moon, stars, and planets, be acquainted with the division of Egypt into thirty-six nomes, with the course of the Nile, with instruments, measures, sacred ornaments, and sacred places.
Example #5
Extract from Emerson's Diary concerning _Past and Present.
Example #6
Prospect of pirated edition. LXXXIII.