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latitude
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Nicholas Nickleby
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latitude
Used in
Nicholas Nickleby
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  • Mrs Squeers, when excited, was accustomed to use strong language, and, moreover, to make use of a plurality of epithets, some of which were of a figurative kind, as the word peacock, and furthermore the allusion to Nicholas's nose, which was not intended to be taken in its literal sense, but rather to bear a latitude of construction according to the fancy of the hearers.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: given the latitude to
as in: latitude and longitude
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