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latitude
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as in: latitude and longitude Define
a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth -- calculated by using imaginary horizontal circles on the surface of the earth that are parallel to the equator
  • …there also sounding, the howl of the wolf, the scream of the panther, and the hoarse bellow of the elk, In winter beneath the hard blue ice of Moosehead lake, in summer visible through the clear waters, the great trout swimming, In lower latitudes in warmer air in the Carolinas the large black buzzard floating slowly high beyond the tree tops, Below, the red cedar festoon’d with tylandria, the pines and cypresses growing out of the white sand that spreads far and flat, Rude boats…

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  • They estimate the satellite will fall at about 50° north latitude.
  • Just put the latitude and longitude into the navigation system and it will tell us how to get there.

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  • 2 Within me latitude widens, longitude lengthens, Asia, Africa, Europe, are to the east—America is provided for in the west, Banding the bulge of the earth winds the hot equator, Curiously north and south turn the axis-ends, Within me is the longest day, the sun wheels in slanting rings, it does not set for months, Stretch’d in due time within me the midnight sun just rises above the horizon and sinks again, Within me zones, seas, cataracts, forests, volcanoes, groups, Malaysia,…

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as in: latitude and longitude Define
a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth -- calculated by using imaginary horizontal circles on the surface of the earth that are parallel to the equator
as in: given the latitude to Define
amount of freedom from restriction
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