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  • They’re allowed to catch the fish east of the 175th degree of longitude.
  • Just put the latitude and longitude into the navigation system and it will tell us how to get there.
  • All points on the same meridian have the same longitude.
  • For a long time, sailors could not accurately determine longitude at sea.

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  • Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • The idiot phrases moved east across the page as if searching for longitude and story, some meaning or grace that would occur blazing after so much writing.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The name of the town is Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire—just across the Massachusetts line: latitude 42 degrees 40 minutes; longitude 70 degrees 37 minutes.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • We crossed the sixty-first line of longitude in the small hours of the morning.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Latitude and longitude.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • As for latitude and longitude, my marine knowledge was strictly limited to what lived in the sea and did not extend to what cruised on top of it.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

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  • On a globe, a Rose Line—also called a meridian or longitude—was any imaginary line drawn from the North Pole to the South Pole.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The skin of the body was puckered into longitudinal folds.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • In a few cases, to be sure, the name of a place would be added, as "Offe Caraccas," or a mere entry of latitude and longitude, as "62o 17’ 20", 19o 2’ 40"."
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Latitude and longitude lines were laid in with hair-fine platinum wire.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • A mere matter, for the most part, of latitude and longitude, and geographical position, acting with natural temperament.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • It was not so much his great height that marked him, for the "natives" were easily singled out by their lank longitude from the stockier foreign breed: it was the careless powerful look he had, in spite of a lameness checking each step like the jerk of a chain.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • "But, Peter …. even if you’re right, due south of this building could be anywhere on a longitude that’s over twenty-four thousand miles long."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • On April 13, 1867, with a smooth sea and a moderate breeze, the Scotia lay in longitude 15° 12’ and latitude 45° 37’.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • A very thin and very agile person may, by observing his reflection in a rapid sequence of longitudinal strips, obtain a fairly accurate conception of his looks.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Maji
  • Listener, S. E. by E.: Narrator, N. W. by W.: on the 53rd parallel of latitude, N., and 6th meridian of longitude, W.: at an angle of 45 degrees to the terrestrial equator.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • With a good watch and some knowledge of spherical trigonometry you might even guess your longitude to within a few hundred.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • There is at least this much in its behalf: my uncle passed out of human knowledge about latitude 5 degrees S. and longitude 105 degrees E., and reappeared in the same part of the ocean after a space of eleven months.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • The name of our town is Grover’s Corners, N. H., just over the line from Massachusetts; latitude 42 degrees, 40 minutes, longitude 70 degrees, 37 minutes.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • On the surface along latitude thirty, north of New Zealand, south of Pitcairn, till we pick up longitude one-twenty.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • "Assuredly," said be, "my lords, the noble Cedric speaks truth; and his race may claim precedence over us as much in the length of their pedigrees as in the longitude of their cloaks."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • It has a kind of established repose which is not of frequent occurrence in other quarters of the long, shrill city; it has a riper, richer, more honourable look than any of the upper ramifications of the great longitudinal thoroughfare—the look of having had something of a social history.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • …but who dwelt happy there He staid not to inquire: Above them all The golden sun, in splendour likest Heaven, Allured his eye; thither his course he bends Through the calm firmament, (but up or down, By center, or eccentrick, hard to tell, Or longitude,) where the great luminary Aloof the vulgar constellations thick, That from his lordly eye keep distance due, Dispenses light from far; they, as they move Their starry dance in numbers that compute Days, months, and years, towards his…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • To have changed your longitude extensively and placed yourselves in a moral solitude in order to have small explosions, to find conversation difficult and to hand a glass of water without looking, can hardly be regarded as satisfactory fulfilment even to the toughest minds.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • "This knot is made from a Delran cylinder and has two longitudinal holes and a steel U-clamp to fasten the rope, as well as a noose sleeve, a rope in thirty-foot lengths, knot lubricant…" Even I was impressed at how much time and thought had gone into the death of Shay Bourne.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Nor could I more than roughly guess our latitude and longitude.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Can you input latitude and longitude in this thing?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • As she entered the latitude and longitude of the image, she recognized the numbers.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • What latitude and longitude?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The captain gave the longitude and latitude —of the encounter and his best guess of the ship’s course.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The meridian of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, near London, is the prime meridian for reckoning the longitude of the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • This was easy: a latitude and a longitude line crossed right where Bixby would have been if anyone had bothered to put it on the map.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • And you expect me, a stranger on your lake, to find this place without chart, course, distance, latitude, longitude, or soundings,—ay, d—me, or tallow!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Anyway—guideposts, he’d said, so that no matter where in the world you are, anywhere, you know the spot, you can trace it, place it by latitude and longitude.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Tristram looked at him for some moments, and allowed his placid eyes to measure his friend’s generous longitude and rest upon his comfortably contemplative face.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • What? I told him that the lines of longitude were there to indicate how far west or east some location was, regardless of whether it was on land or on sea.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Most areas in the world may be placed in latitude and longitude, described chemically in their earth, sky and water, rooted and fuzzed over with identified flora and people with known fauna, and there’s an end to it.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • This traveller particularly mentions, on the subject of the great American desert, that a line may be drawn nearly parallel to the 20th degree of longitude *a (meridian of Washington), beginning from the Red River and ending at the River Platte.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • But one of the peculiar imbecilities of our time is the grid of morality we have placed on human behavior: so that every act of man must be measured against an arbitrary latitude of right and longitude of wrong—in exact minutes, seconds, and degree!
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • Within the short period we have mentioned, the population has spread itself over five degrees of latitude and seven of longitude, and has swelled to a million and a half of inhabitants, who are maintained in abundance, and can look forward to ages before the evil day must arrive when their possessions shall become unequal to their wants.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • And after the plane reached cruising altitude and I got up and found a window slit in an emergency exit behind the port wing and pressed my face to the glass to gather a sense of the great eastern reaches, endless belts of longitude, the map-projection arcs beyond the Urals and across the Siberian Lowland—a sense mainly of my own imagining, of course, a glimpse through falling dusk of whatever landmass was visible in the limited window space.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He put one knee on the fish and cut strips of dark red meat longitudinally from the back of the head to the tail.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • At one time the greatest whaling people in the world, the Dutch and Germans are now among the least; but here and there at very wide intervals of latitude and longitude, you still occasionally meet with their flag in the Pacific.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Some five or six volumes, just from the hands of the binder, we carefully probed, longitudinally, with the needles.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • The captain having been at Tonquin, was, in his return to England, driven north-eastward to the latitude of 44 degrees, and longitude of 143.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • I walked down Stoll’s Alley and back to the water down Longitude Lane, then up Tradd Street again and through Bedon’s Alley to Elliot Street.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
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