First Station

First Station

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

When, from the perspective of Earth, it appears that a planet pauses and then reverses direction (i.e., appears to go backward in its orbit), the point at which it pauses is called the first station.

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Broken in heart and numbed, he had nothing to hurry for; but he wished to get out of a town which had been the scene of such an experience, and turned to walk to the first station onward, and let the train pick him up there.
With an instinct as to possibilities he did not now, as he had intended, make for the first station beyond the town, but plunged still farther under the firs, which here abounded for miles.
All the plays of the cycle were commonly performed in a single day, beginning, at the first station, perhaps as early as five o'clock in the morning; but sometimes three days or even more were employed.
The Disinherited Knight returned to his first station, and Bois-Guilbert to his tent, where he remained for the rest of the day in an agony of despair.
From the village school of Chesney Wold, intact as it is this minute, to the whole framework of society; from the whole framework of society, to the aforesaid framework receiving tremendous cracks in consequence of people (iron-masters, lead-mistresses, and what not) not minding their catechism, and getting out of the station unto which they are called--necessarily and for ever, according to Sir Leicester's rapid logic, the first station in which they happen to find themselves; and from that, to their educating other people out of THEIR stations, and so obliterating the landmarks, and opening the floodgates, and all the rest of it; this is the swift progress of the Dedlock mind.
You will have sufficient time before five o'clock; despatch a messenger to apprise the grooms at the first station. M.
A the point where we first met this formation it was 120 fee in thickness; following up the river course, the surfac imperceptibly rose and the mass became thicker, so that a forty miles above the first station it was 320 feet thick What the thickness may be close to the Cordillera, I hav no means of knowing, but the platform there attains a heigh of about three thousand feet above the level of the sea we must therefore look to the mountains of that great chai for its source; and worthy of such a source are streams tha have flowed over the gently inclined bed of the sea to distance of one hundred miles.
Drive to the first station beyond York, northward, southward, or eastward, as may be hereafter determined.
The figure has kept this attitude for seventy years or more, ever since good Deacon Drowne, a cunning carver of wood, first stationed him on his long sentinel's watch over the city.
Summary: Samba (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept 1 (ANI): The railway station in Samba will be equipped with a freight terminal in the coming days, which will make it the first station of its kind in Jammu and Kashmir, according to the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) J-K.
The first station is on the territory of ''Hipodruma'' Park.
When the church first decided to set the Via Crucis on Dunque Hill, the Manticao municipal government sent two dump trucks to bring parishioners to the first station, around six kilometers away from the parish church.