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latitude
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Dune
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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
  • It was taken in the northern latitudes.
  • Paul glanced down at a conical projection chart of the northern Arrakeen latitudes spread on the table.

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  • It was still early afternoon here, and in these latitudes the sky looked black and cold — so much darker than the warm blue of Caladan.
  • "There was a time when we did not ride the maker in the light of day in these latitudes," Paul said.
  • There’s not even any spice in those latitudes.
  • Perhaps if we had a weather satellite ." Bewt looked up, spoke around a mouthful of food: "It’s said the Fremen travel there, that they go anywhere and have hunted out soaks and sip-wells even in the southern latitudes."

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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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  • Latitude and longitude lines were laid in with hair-fine platinum wire.
  • Of course, the prophecy left certain latitude as to whether the Mother Goddess would bring the Messiah with her or produce Him on the scene.

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  • This latitude’s life-zone has mostly what we call minor water stealers—adapted to raiding each other for moisture, gobbling up the trace-dew.

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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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