Torrid Zone

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Torrid Zone

n.

Torrid Zone

n
(Physical Geography) rare that part of the earth's surface lying between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn

Tor′rid Zone`


n.
the part of the earth between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, characterized by a climate that is hot year-round.

Tor·rid Zone

(tôr′ĭd)
The zone of the Earth of central latitude, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
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Noun1.Torrid Zone - the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of CapricornTorrid Zone - the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate
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That this power exists in any regions and for any classes is the result of Fog; which prevails during the greater part of the year in all parts save the torrid zones.
The rat and mouse cannot be considered as domestic animals, but they have been transported by man to many parts of the world, and now have a far wider range than any other rodent, living free under the cold climate of Faroe in the north and of the Falklands in the south, and on many islands in the torrid zones.
What the ancients imagined of the torrid zone being uninhabitable is so far from being true, that this climate is very temperate: the heats, indeed, are excessive in Congo and Monomotapa, but in Abyssinia they enjoy a perpetual spring, more delicious and charming than that in our country.