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longitude
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
a measure of east/west (relative to the Prime Meridian) on the earth — calculated by using imaginary vertical circles on the surface of the earth that pass through the north and south poles and at right angles to the equator
  • 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.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (98% in)
  • This volume would have been at least twice as large, if I had not made bold to strike out innumerable passages relating to the winds and tides, as well as to the variations and bearings in the several voyages, together with the minute descriptions of the management of the ship in storms, in the style of sailors; likewise the account of longitudes and latitudes; wherein I have reason to apprehend, that Mr. Gulliver may be a little dissatisfied.
    Introductory Sections (18% in)
  • About an hour before we saw the pirates I had taken an observation, and found we were in the latitude of 46 N. and longitude of 183.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (4% in)
  • ] The continent, of which this kingdom is apart, extends itself, as I have reason to believe, eastward, to that unknown tract of America westward of California; and north, to the Pacific Ocean, which is not above a hundred and fifty miles from Lagado; where there is a good port, and much commerce with the great island of Luggnagg, situated to the north-west about 29 degrees north latitude, and 140 longitude.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (60% in)
  • I should then see the discovery of the longitude, the perpetual motion, the universal medicine, and many other great inventions, brought to the utmost perfection.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (87% in)

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