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equinox
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
informally:  either of the two days a year when the length of day and night are most equal

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formally:  the exact moments when the earth's axis is parallel to the Sun
  • ...shaft 5000 ft deep sunk from the surface towards the centre of the earth: of Sirius (alpha in Canis Maior) 10 lightyears (57,000,000,000,000 miles) distant and in volume 900 times the dimension of our planet: of Arcturus: of the precession of equinoxes: of Orion with belt and sextuple sun theta and nebula in which 100 of our solar systems could be contained: of moribund and of nascent new stars such as Nova in 1901: of our system plunging towards the constellation of Hercules: of the...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (44% in)

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