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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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In strong winds and heavy swells, one of Wellingtons sea boats was sent to pick up the patient from Hut Cove after the vessel arrived at the Antipodes on Monday morning.
Despite letting the fourth race slip away, the Filipinos remained in control from the rest of the field in the IRC Racing Class I with Antipodes placing second overall while Karakoa of Rey Ordovez and Jelik of Hong Kong steel magnate Frank Pong placed third and fourth, respectively.
Mice had wiped out two insect species on Antipodes and pushed some seabirds to breed on nearby mouse-free islands, and they posed a threat to the 25 varieties of seabird that bred on Antipodes.
Performed in Letoy's house by his domestic staff, 'The Antipodes' is designed to convince Peregrine that he has traveled to 'the Antipodes of England' where 'all / Degrees of people, both in sex and quality, / Deport themselves in life and conversation / Quite contrary to us' (1.
Classical authors presumed an antipodes that was radically separated from the known world of the north.
Alfred Hiatt, Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes before 1600
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Greg Newton's Beneteau 523 Antipodes took full advantage of the entire week of fun, starting off with the cruisey Commodores Cup--a three-day, three-race series contested by 19 boats and sailed in the spirit of twilight sailing (under PHS) on scenic courses designed to maximise the sights and sounds of the Port Stephens Marine Park.
Hiatt, Alfred, Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes before 1600, London, British Library Publishing, 2008; cloth, pp.
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Flintoff's side produced the most lamentable display of batting from an international team in the antipodes for a quarter of a century," he wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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