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cardinal points

pl n
(Navigation) the four main points of the compass: north, south, east, and west

car′dinal points′


n.pl.
the north, south, east, and west points of the compass.
[1540–50]
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In fact, four men such as they were--four men devoted to one another, from their purses to their lives; four men always supporting one another, never yielding, executing singly or together the resolutions formed in common; four arms threatening the four cardinal points, or turning toward a single point--must inevitably, either subterraneously, in open day, by mining, in the trench, by cunning, or by force, open themselves a way toward the object they wished to attain, however well it might be defended, or however distant it may seem.
Such is the reason of the apparent reversing of these two cardinal points, and we must bear it in mind in order to be able to follow President Barbicane's observations.
The estate is called Carfax, no doubt a corruption of the old Quatre Face, as the house is four sided, agreeing with the cardinal points of the compass.
The cardinal points were plainly marked on it, and all the usual divisions were indicated in such a manner that no man who had ever steered a ship could mistake them.
The loaded vehicles were to be drawn by hand across a wide distance of plain without track or guide of any sort, except that which the trapper furnished by communicating his knowledge of the cardinal points of the compass.
Fayemi identified the legacies of Chief Awolowo as the four cardinal points of social development that had been adopted by APC as its manifesto, saying free education, free healthcare for children, pregnant women, the aged and the disabled; job creation and rural development were the four points.
Looking from the ushnu towards the cardinal points, we see four hills with constructions and offerings spaces.
The cardinal points on the world map in 2018 have already been locked into place.
The Compass Solution--Guide to Your Career" is designed as a career survival guide to a winning career; time-tested techniques, proven principles, and personal stories navigate the reader through four basic cardinal points and three keys that can accelerate the climb to success.
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Her work on the diagram gives an idea of Young's ambitious project--to trace the players' movements, to speculate on where they look, and to imagine how these physical configurations might affect viewers at different heights (some on scaffolds, others on the ground) and at different spots on the four cardinal points, associated with God, the Devil, the World, and the Flesh.
This is an equilateral cross indicating the cardinal points of a compass, overlaid by a square with a circular void at its center so that it has eight points.