east and west


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east and west

since one direction is relative to the other, “never the twain shall meet.” [Pop. Usage: Misc.]
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In the polity of winds, as amongst the tribes of the earth, the real struggle lies between East and West.
For a distance extending nearly 1500 miles east and west, and 600 north and south, there is scarcely an elevation worthy to be called a mountain.
But east and west have no certain points of heaven; and no more have the wars, either from the east or west, any certainty of observation.
When Tess had accomplished this feat she found herself to be standing on a carpeted level, which stretched to the east and west as far as the eye could reach.
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