North Pole


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North Pole

North Pole

n.
1.
a. The northern end of the earth's axis of rotation, a point in the Arctic Ocean.
b. The celestial zenith of this terrestrial point.
c. north pole The northern end of the axis of rotation of a planet or other celestial body.
2. north pole The north-seeking magnetic pole of a straight magnet.

North Pole

n
1. (Physical Geography) the northernmost point on the earth's axis, at a latitude of 90°N
2. (Astronomy) astronomy Also called: north celestial pole the point of intersection of the earth's extended axis and the northern half of the celestial sphere, lying about 1° from Polaris
3. (General Physics) (usually not capitals) the pole of a freely suspended magnet, which is attracted to the earth's magnetic North Pole

North′ Pole′


n.
1. the end of the earth's axis of rotation, marking the northernmost point on earth.
2. the point at which the extended axis of the earth cuts the northern half of the celestial sphere, about 1° from the North Star; the north celestial pole.
3. (l.c.) See under magnetic pole (def. 1).
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North Pole

North Pole

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The northern end of the Earth's axis of rotation, a point in the Arctic Ocean.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.North Pole - the northernmost point of the Earth's axisNorth Pole - the northernmost point of the Earth's axis
Translations
severní pól
Nordpolen
pohjoisnapa
Sjeverni pol
Északi-sark
北極
북극
nordpolnordpolen
ขั้วโลกเหนือ
Bắc Cực

North Pole

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North Pole

الْقُطْبُ الْشِّمَالِيُّ severní pól Nordpolen Nordpol Βόρειος Πόλος Polo Norte pohjoisnapa pôle nord Sjeverni pol Polo Nord 北極 북극 Noordpool Nordpolen Biegun Północny Pólo Norte Северный полюс nordpolen ขั้วโลกเหนือ Kuzey Kutbu Bắc Cực 北极
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On the contrary, he is ungratefully disposed to regret the North Pole.
AFTER a great expenditure of life and treasure a Daring Explorer had succeeded in reaching the North Pole, when he was approached by a Native Galeut who lived there.
We may also notice that, on the lunar sphere, the south pole is much more continental than the north pole.
At last, one afternoon, she arrived very late, with her face so desperately pale and her eyes so desperately red, that Raoul resolved to go to all lengths, including that which he foreshadowed when he blurted out that he would not go on the North Pole expedition unless she first told him the secret of the man's voice.
Russia seemed to me more remote than any other country-- farther away than China, almost as far as the North Pole.
After drinking some hot coffee, like an Arctic explorer setting off on a sledge journey towards the North Pole, I would go ashore and roll shivering in a tramcar into the very heart of the town, past clean-faced houses, past thousands of brass knockers upon a thousand painted doors glimmering behind rows of trees of the pavement species, leafless, gaunt, seemingly dead for ever.
No one can make an affidavit to the contrary, and therefore I still say nothing against the supposition: indeed, were geologists to assert that the whole continent of America had in like manner been formed by the simultaneous explosion of a train of Etnas laid under the water all the way from the North Pole to the parallel of Cape Horn, I am the last man in the world to contradict them.
Thus it was that I went more slowly as we approached the barrier, for it was my intention to move cautiously by day over the ice-pack that I might discover, before I had run into a trap, if there really lay an inhabited country at the north pole, for there only could I imagine a spot where Matai Shang might feel secure from John Carter, Prince of Helium.
The Snow Queen has her summer-tent there; but her fixed abode is high up towards the North Pole, on the Island called Spitzbergen.
I entertain a conviction, based upon large experience, that if in the days of my prosperity I had gone to the North Pole, I should have met somebody there, wandering Esquimaux or civilized man, who would have told me that Pumblechook was my earliest patron and the founder of my fortunes.
I place the transparent scale on this star-map, revolving the scale on the North Pole.
I lie in a shady place like this and think of adventurous spirits going to the North Pole or penetrating to the heart of the Torrid Zone with admiration.

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