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latitude
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Mrs. Pullet brushed each door-post with great nicety, about the latitude of her shoulders (at that period a woman was truly ridiculous to an instructed eye if she did not measure a yard and a half across the shoulders), and having done that sent the muscles of her face in quest of fresh tears as she advanced into the parlor where Mrs. Glegg was seated.

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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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