Definition of Dumpy level
1. Noun. A surveyor's level having a short telescope fixed to a horizontally rotating table and a spirit level.
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Literary usage of Dumpy level
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1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"The dumpy level has very few movable parts, and consequently it does not easily get out of adjustment even when subjected to rough usage. ..."
2. Treatise on Mine-surveying by Bennett Hooper Brough (1906)
"The Dumpy level — The term spirit-level is also applied to the levelling ... The instrument most generally used in Great Britain is the dumpy level, ..."
3. A Manual of Field and Office Methods for the Use of Students in Surveying by William David Pence, Milo Smith Ketchum (1904)
"The principal elementary lines of the dumpy level are identical with those of the wye level: (1) the line of collimation; (2) the bubble line; ..."
4. Engineers' Surveying Instruments by Ira Osborn Baker (1892)
"If the rings are not of the same size, the instrument can be adjusted and used as a dumpy level. If the fourth or fifth conditions are not satisfied, ..."