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adv.1.Toward a pole of the earth.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To some extent, animals and plants can move polewards to stay in a comfortable temperature zone as temperatures rise globally.
When the polar vortex is weak, more stratospheric wave activities propagate polewards [9] and extreme cold events in the mid- and high latitudes occur more frequently [10].