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altitude
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • I was an hour walking to the end of this field, which was fenced in with a hedge of at least one hundred and twenty feet high, and the trees so lofty that I could make no computation of their altitude.
  • He first took my altitude by a quadrant, and then, with a rule and compasses, described the dimensions and outlines of my whole body, all which he entered upon paper; and in six days brought my clothes very ill made, and quite out of shape, by happening to mistake a figure in the calculation.

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  • The altitude gave her a headache.
  • Denver is called the Mile High City because of its altitude (1 mile above sea level).

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