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longitude
used in Treasure Island

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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
  • 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"."
    Chapter 6 — The Captain's Papers (61% in)
  • The doctor opened the seals with great care, and there fell out the map of an island, with latitude and longitude, soundings, names of hills and bays and inlets, and every particular that would be needed to bring a ship to a safe anchorage upon its shores.
    Chapter 6 — The Captain's Papers (75% in)
  • And then he named the latitude and longitude exactly.
    Chapter 9 — Powder and Arms (49% in)

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