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Antipodes

(ăntĭp`ədēz), rocky uninhabited islands, 24 sq mi (62 sq km), South Pacific, c.550 mi (885 km) SE of New Zealand, to which they belong. Explored by British seamen in 1800, the Antipodes are so named because they are diametrically opposite Greenwich, England.

antipodes

[Gr.,=having feet opposite], people or places diametrically opposite on the globe. Thus antipodes must be separated by half the circumference of the earth (180°), and one must be as far north as the other is south of the equator; midnight at one is noonday at the other. For example, New Amsterdam and St. Paul, small islands nearly midway between S Africa and Australia, are more nearly antipodal to Washington, D.C., than is any other land.

antipodes

[an′tip·ə‚dēz]
(geodesy)
Diametrically opposite points on the earth.
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Condo has been painting his notion of Antipodean residents for years now.
At the film's core is Condo's lengthy struggle with a specific canvas whose original Antipodean is shown painted in cheery colors against a bubblegum-pink background.
While the Antipodeans produced some adventurous rugby befitting a team with noth-ing to lose, England were more structured and, sadly, more predictable in the first half.
Robinson, a replacement for the injured Roby, produced a couple of impressive breaks in the opening quarter but England generally looked out of sorts and struggled to break down the enthusiastic defence of the Antipodeans.
Antipodeans Terry Pilkadaris, Rick Kulacz and Scott Strange and Swede Daniel Chopra were the others on 139.