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cardinal compass point

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cardinal compass point one of the four main compass points
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Usage

In literature:

But beyond this, it was to the Jews the cardinal point of the compass to which they naturally looked first.
"The Revelation Explained" by F. Smith
And neither land nor the four cardinal points of the compass, could be distinguished.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
That noise filled the sky and all the points of the compass, cardinal and subsidiary.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
She was thus enabled to locate the cardinal points of the compass.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The four facing the cardinal points of the compass are larger than the intermediate ones, which are filleted.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle" by C. King Eley
This building is circular, with projecting entrances at the four cardinal points of the compass.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
They have no compasses, but the means by which they discover the cardinal points is curious.
"Hudson Bay" by R.M. Ballantyne
One of the cardinal points of the compass.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It will be remembered that the building does not face the cardinal points of the compass.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The city is built with its streets running between the cardinal points of the compass and crossing each other at right angles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
The city has four gates, one toward each cardinal point of the compass.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 120, October, 1867." by Various
They are the cardinal points of their compass.
"Summer Cruising in the South Seas" by Charles Warren Stoddard
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