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" The AXIS of the earth is an imaginary line passing through its centre from north to south. The... "
The Geography of the Heavens: And Class-book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a ... - Page 10
by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt - 1873 - 348 pages
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A New System of Modern Geography, Or, A General Description of All the ...

Elijah Parish - Geography - 1810 - 410 pages
...globular figure of the earth has been ascertained by its being sailed round by several navigators. The axis of the earth is an imaginary line, passing through its centre from north to south, about which it revolves in 24 hours. The northern extremity of this axis is called...
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A Geographical and Historical View of the World: Exhibiting a ..., Volume 1

John Bigland, Jedidiah Morse - Geography - 1812 - 470 pages
...not to produce any perceptible error in geographical calculations. Axis and poles of the earth.~\ — The axis of the earth is an imaginary line passing through its centre, on which it performs its diurnal rotation. The extremities of this line are two ideal points Called...
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Geography: Or, A Description of the World

Geography - 1820 - 352 pages
...dark shades; deserts by clusters of small dots; boundaries of countries and states by dotted lines. The Axis of the earth is an imaginary line passing through its centre, faora north to south, about which it revolves in 24 hours. The northern extremity of this Axis is called...
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Universal Science Or the Cabinet of Nature and Art, Comprising ..., Volume 1

Alexander Jamieson - Natural history - 1821 - 448 pages
...branches : the latter, the fourth branch of the subject. F 2 SECTION II. ASTRONOMICAL GEOGRAPHY. 72. THE axis of the earth is an imaginary line passing through its centre, upon which it is supposed to turn, and about which all the heavenly bodies appear to have a diurnal...
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An introduction to geography and astronomy, by the use of the globes and ...

Edward Bruce (bookseller.) - 1821 - 418 pages
...especially when the country is not very extensive, the difference from the true figure is very small. 3. The axis of the earth is an imaginary line passing through its centre, round which it turns from west to east, once in 24 hours. This is represented on the globes by the...
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A New Treatise on the Use of the Globes: With Notes and Observations ...

James M'Intire - Globes - 1823 - 232 pages
...suppose himself placed in the centre of this globe, and viewing the stars in the concave surface. 3. The Axis of the Earth is an imaginary line passing through its centre, on which it revolves; and is represented by the wire that passes through the centre of the artificial...
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An Introduction to Geography and the Use of the Globes, for the Use of Schools

James Charlton - Geography - 1829 - 250 pages
...representation of the earth, with its several divisions qf land and water. j ........ i'i.! jlu ,| ,| ;. 29. The Axis of the earth is an imaginary line passing through its centre, round which it turns from west to east in twenty-four hours. . .•( ,-.- j Day and night are occasioned...
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The British Celestial Atlas: Being a Complete Guide to the ..., Volume 1

G. Rubie - Astronomy - 1830 - 204 pages
...numbered from the Equator towards each Pole, and the other side, from the Poles towards the Equator. The Axis of the Earth, is an imaginary line passing through its centre, on which it is supposed to turn, and is represented by the perpendicular line passing through the centre...
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Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 5

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1831 - 650 pages
...the earth, exhibiting its great divisions. The diurnal motion of this globe is from west to east. — The axis of the earth is an imaginary line passing through its centre ; and the wire on which the artificial globe turns, represents this line. The poles of the earth are...
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Encyclopędia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 5

Francis Lieber - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1831 - 646 pages
...the earth, exhibiting its great divisions. The diurnal motion of this globe is from west to east. — The axis of the earth is an imaginary line passing through its centre ; and the wire on which the artificial globe turns, represents this line. The poles of the earth an=...
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