Arctic Circle


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Arctic Circle

The parallel of latitude approximately 66°34′ north, the southern boundary of the North Frigid Zone, marking the approximate limit north of which the sun remains above the horizon all day on the summer solstice.

Arctic Circle

n
(Physical Geography) the imaginary circle round the earth, parallel to the equator, at latitude 66° 32′ N; it marks the northernmost point at which the sun appears above the level of the horizon on the winter solstice

Arc′tic Cir′cle


n.
an imaginary line drawn parallel to the equator, at 23°28~ S of the North Pole: between the North Frigid Zone and the North Temperate Zone.

Arc·tic Circle

(ärk′tĭk)
The parallel of latitude approximately 66°33′ north. It forms the boundary between the North Temperate Zone and the North Frigid Zone.

Arctic Circle

A line of latitude, approximately 66° north of the equator, north of which the Sun does not rise at least one day in winter or set at least one day in summer; the northern hemisphere’s equivalent of the Antarctic Circle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Arctic Circle - a line of latitude near but to the south of the north poleArctic Circle - a line of latitude near but to the south of the north pole; it marks the northernmost point at which the sun is visible on the northern winter solstice and the southernmost point at which the midnight sun can be seen on the northern summer solstice
Translations
severní polární kruh
den nordlige polarkreds
pohjoinen napapiiri
Arktički krug
Északi-sarkkör
北極圏
북극권
norra polcirkeln
เส้นอาร์กติกเซอร์เคิล
Vòng Bắc Cực

Arctic Circle

n
the Arctic Circle → le cercle arctique, le cercle polaire arctique

Arctic Circle

n the Arctic Circleil Circolo polare artico

Arctic Circle

الدَائِرَة القُطْبِيَّة الشِّمالِيَّة severní polární kruh den nordlige polarkreds nördlicher Polarkreis Αρκτικός Κύκλος círculo polar ártico pohjoinen napapiiri cercle polaire Arktički krug Circolo Polare Artico 北極圏 북극권 noordpoolcirkel polarsirkel koło podbiegunowe Círculo Ártico Северный полярный круг norra polcirkeln เส้นอาร์กติกเซอร์เคิล Kuzey Buzul Kuşağı Vòng Bắc Cực 北极圈
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Kadlu traded the rich, creamy, twisted narwhal horn and musk-ox teeth (these are just as valuable as pearls) to the Southern Inuit, and they, in turn, traded with the whalers and the missionary-posts of Exeter and Cumberland Sounds; and so the chain went on, till a kettle picked up by a ship's cook in the Bhendy Bazaar might end its days over a blubber-lamp somewhere on the cool side of the Arctic Circle.
Amoraq jumped from the bench where she sat, and began to sweep things into the girl's lap--stone lamps, iron skin-scrapers, tin kettles, deer- skins embroidered with musk-ox teeth, and real canvas-needles such as sailors use--the finest dowry that has ever been given on the far edge of the Arctic Circle, and the girl from the North bowed her head down to the very floor.
Thanks to powerful influence, he had just been appointed a member of the official expedition on board the Requin, which was to be sent to the Arctic Circle in search of the survivors of the D'Artoi's expedition, of whom nothing had been heard for three years.
While the fiery and magnificent Spaniard, inflamed with the mania for gold, has extended his discoveries and conquests over those brilliant countries scorched by the ardent sun of the tropics, the adroit and buoyant Frenchman, and the cool and calculating Briton, have pursued the less splendid, but no less lucrative, traffic in furs amidst the hyperborean regions of the Canadas, until they have advanced even within the Arctic Circle.
I think it would be, if we knew how to look at and feel it," said Polly, very quietly, as she pushed her chair out of the arctic circle of Miss Perkins, into the temperate one of friendly Emma.
In fact, they lay at the old Hudson Bay Company's post at Fort Yukon inside the Arctic Circle.
He looked to the south and knew that somewhere beyond those bleak hills lay the Great Bear Lake; also, he knew that in that direction the Arctic Circle cut its forbidding way across the Canadian Barrens.
The cold regions of the north, almost within the gloom and shadow of the Arctic Circle, sent him their tribute in the shape of furs; hot Africa sifted for him the golden sands of her rivers, and gathered up the ivory tusks of her great elephants out of the forests; the east came bringing him the rich shawls, and spices, and teas, and the effulgence of diamonds, and the gleaming purity of large pearls.
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The Polar route refers to the flight over Canada, Greenland, the Arctic Circle, Russia, Mongolia and parts of China.
The Scottish Government is holding the Arctic Circle Forum in Edinburgh, an event of the international Arctic Circle cooperation network.
Heavy machinery company XCMG reported on Friday the completion of more than 20,000 hours of fault-free operations at Russia's biggest surface mine within the Arctic Circle.

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