n.1.Knowledge of the earth.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"No, he has no bent towards exploration, or the enlargement of our geognosis: that would be a special purpose which I could recognize with some approbation, though without felicitating him on a career which so often ends in premature and violent death.
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