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    Re: Lunar distance accuracy
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2007 Oct 27, 21:42 -0400

    "White himself uses the term "pillar sextant". But that doesn't necessarily
    mean a sextant mounted on a pillar"
    
    In the period, the phrase "pillar sextant" was exclusively applied to those
    double-frame instruments originally from Troughton's patented design. A
    "sextant on a pillar stand" was called just that --not a pillar sextant.
    
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