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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I forget now where they chiefly went, but I think there were some among them that made voyages both to the East and West Indies.
Let messengers go out east and west, and north and south, and summon the witch-doctors from every quarter
There is no more to say, but east and west, In go the speares sadly in the rest, In goth the sharp spur into the side, There see men who can just and who can ride; There shiver shaftes upon shieldes thick, He feeleth through the heart-spone the prick; Up springen speares, twenty feet in height, Out go the swordes to the silver bright; The helms they to-hewn and to-shred; Out burst the blood with stern streames red.
I was surgeon successively in two ships, and made several voyages, for six years, to the East and West Indies, by which I got some addition to my fortune.
They roamed an enormous tract of arid and semi-arid land between forty and eighty degrees south latitude, and bounded on the east and west by two large fertile tracts.
For a moment, as he stood under the doors of that estranged house, and looked east and west along the solitary pavement of the Royal Terrace, where not a cat was stirring, the sense of solitude and desolation took him by the throat, and he wished himself in San Francisco.
It is, however, not by this method that we can begin to trace the difference between the poets of East and West, but in the two aspects of life which no amount of comparison can reconcile.
One of these took them through a bold and stern country, bordered by a range of low mountains, running east and west.
In the polity of winds, as amongst the tribes of the earth, the real struggle lies between East and West.
It is sixty miles in width, and extends far to the southeast between parallel ridges of mountains, which bound it on the east and west.
East and West and North and South, Wash thy hide and close thy mouth.
It would make a great difference in the drainage, but a new plowman might think this finickiness and just go ahead and plow all of it north and south, or all of it east and west and this would result in a lower yield--some parts of the field would get soggy and the wheat might get a rust, and other parts drain too readily, letting the ground become parched and break into cakes, all of which might be prevented.
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