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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.
When she enters the playing area for her wedding to Peregrine, now king of the Antipodes, she betrays no awareness that she is playing a part or becoming a spectacle.
Author Alfred Hiatt is using the terms Terra Incognita, the Antipodes, and Terra Australis interchangeably.
Having first encountered the weirdly speculative maps of terra australis in primary school, it is fascinating to read Hiatt's tracing of the idea of the antipodes from the classical period.
The Sexual Nature of South Seas Islands" sketches out the construction of sexual order in utopian writings on the antipodes.
The "critic as sophist," we are starkly reminded, is the antipodes to "the critic as conservator.
Scottish duo Sally Ashbridge and Carol- yne Cook and England's Mel Sears rode competently but never looked like threatening a top seven dominated by riders from the Antipodes and Canada.
Whilst the Blue Dragon Chinese Sachets, marketed by G Costa & Co Ltd, have established a flourishing market in Europe, Scandinavia and the Antipodes, they had not really caught on in Canada or the USA for use in home-cooked stir-fry meals.
It treats of a number of standard themes from the medieval arts curriculum - the shape of the earth, the antipodes, the centre of the known world, the relationship between stars and meteorology, and so forth but also many other aspects of the world-view of the time.
Fausett organizes his discussion by themes: the antipodean theme in the anonymous Kingdom of Antangil, Richard Brome's The Antipodes, and Bacon's New Atlantis; the mixing of fact and fiction in The Voyage of Bontekoe and The Isle of Pines; exoticism in The History of the Sevarites; and the quest for certainty in de Foigny's La Terre Australe Connu (1676).
Swedenborg's texts guide the letters of Uyterhoeven, whose letters from the Antipodes are read by the Dayton citizens on ritualistic days.
The antipodes proper, in classical terminology, was the quarter diametrically opposite the known world on the other face of the earth in the southern hemisphere, but it was often confused with the idea of a southern land mass on the same face as the known world, whose inhabitants were termed antoeci.