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terrestrial
used in War and Peace

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Definition
relating to the planet Earth

or:

relating to land (in contrast to sea or air)
  • The ball represented the terrestrial globe and the stick in his other hand a scepter.
    Book Ten — 1812 (71% in)
  • He felt that what he now said and did would be historical, and it seemed to him that it would now be best for him—whose grandeur enabled his son to play stick and ball with the terrestrial globe—to show, in contrast to that grandeur, the simplest paternal tenderness.
    Book Ten — 1812 (71% in)
  • When they heard Napoleon's proclamation offering them, as compensation for mutilation and death, the words of posterity about their having been in the battle before Moscow, they cried "Vive l'Empereur!" just as they had cried "Vive l'Empereur!" at the sight of the portrait of the boy piercing the terrestrial globe with a toy stick, and just as they would have cried "Vive l'Empereur!" at any nonsense that might be told them.
    Book Ten — 1812 (75% in)

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