n.1.A tendency in the end of a magnetic needle to point toward the south pole.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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GOLF SOUTHNESS RETURNS Tommy Cravens stableford, June 11: First class: 1 R Kerr (3) 36 pts; 2= A Harkness (3) 35 pts and C Francis (10) 35 pts; 3 S Bendall (7) 34 pts.
He said: "I got a lift to Southness from a man I met on the ferry and I bought food and started to make the dinner for Lucy and Sophie.
Old Catawba is distinguished by its "Northness," and South Carolina by its "Southness." And the "Northness" of Old Catawba is better than the "Southness" of South Carolina.