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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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Press, 1995), Hiatt's Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes before 1600 (Uni.
Swedenborg's texts guide the letters of Uyterhoeven, whose letters from the Antipodes are read by the Dayton citizens on ritualistic days.
The only slight problem is, after the reception Chas got in the Antipodes, the colonies might not be willing to accommodate the newlyweds.
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Frize situates himself at the antipodes of expressionism and existentialism: His works don't aspire to deliver the truth of a subject but simply the trace of a game, free of metaphysics.
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But then as the townspeople argue the merits of a federated Australia and the rights of the faraway crown to raise an army from the Antipodes to fight in South Africa, Tim finds himself at odds with his neighbors, a victim of his own integrity and his dislike of a caste system he saw enough of in the old country.
This Russian patent joins Maas patents in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom), Africa (Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe) and the Antipodes (Australia, New Zealand).
Conversely, if a visitor from the Antipodes visited a sheep farm or market in Wales, all their clothing would be treated on arrival back home.
The twentieth century saw the colossal proliferat ion of the suburban house in the richest and most stable societies: North America, the Antipodes, and in Europe since the end of the Second World War, once armies seemed no longer to be a threat.
The singer was on a heedrum-humdrum tour of the Antipodes - a long, long way from Auchtermuchty, ace legendary accordionist Jimmy Shand's stamping- ground