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due north

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n due north the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
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Usage

In literature:

Europe is in commotion, and the emigration to North America, in 1832, reached 200,000, a due proportion of which settle in the Western Valley.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
The conduct of North seems harder to explain, but it was probably due to a reaction of feeling on his part.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
The wind had shifted to the south, and they were sailing twenty miles an hour, due north.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
I'll take him right out due north of here, about four miles.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Are we going due north?
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
The Panchronicon is fixed to guide itself allus due north.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
It lies due north of Pretoria, and about 40 miles from Pietersburg.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
To reach the tropics, Australians go due-north, while we go due-south.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Thence it ran nearly due W., north of the street called London Wall, turning S. at Monkwell Street.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
Before sundown Will saw through his glasses a long line of trees, apparently cottonwoods, running almost due north and south.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
They kept on until morning broke, by which time the glare of light above Alexandria lay due north of them.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
The sunset view, already spoken of, had fully repaid us for the four hundred miles journey due north.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
For four hours more the "Restless" continued nearly due north, at the same original speed of six miles an hour.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
The whole valley is on to my case of loco, and I'm due at the north pole.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
The second was Sari Bair, about eight miles due north of the Narrows.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
I dropped into a horizontal course and headed due north.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Be good enough to sail due north towards Melville Bay, and thence try to penetrate into Smith's Sound.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
If the house itself faces due south, the windows on the north have no sunlight.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
Scotty, make sure we head due north.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Then they found that all this time they had been going due north, for a hundred and fifty miles.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
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In poetry:

"To the northward stretched the desert,
How far I fain would know;
So at last I sallied forth,
And three days sailed due north,
As far as the whale-ships go.
"Discoverer Of The North Cape. A Leaf From King Alfred's Orosius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has issued a Travel Alert for today due to high wind conditions.
There is a Small Craft Advisory through mid-morning due to a persistent north wind.
North Korea's decision to launch a second long-range rocket this year, in the face of international condemnation, could be partly due to internal instability, a senior South Korean government official says.
Oil prices appeared set for a modest rebound Tuesday after three days of losses, rising nearer to $90 a barrel on supply concerns due to the Syrian conflict and delays in shipments of North Sea oil.
And the United States believes the North Koreans may not have full control of the satellite they launched into space, according to a US official who declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the information.
Watch the clip for 'She's So Mean', the first single from the upcoming Matchbox 20 album North, due in stores September 4.
A fight erupted in the final minute of Maryland's match with North Carolina, due to a late head shot.
North Dakota's late-season crop was halted last week due to snow and rain, but the moisture was much needed.
Activists worry about oil spill due to North Sea platform gas leak.
School has been canceled today for the Fairbanks North Star Borough, including Immaculate Conception and Monroe Catholic schools, due to heavy snow and difficult driving conditions.
The Republican-led Legislature has overridden Gov Bev Perdue's veto of a bill that eliminates the ability of North Carolina's largest teachers' group to have dues deducted directly from teacher paychecks.
North Carolina Police Were at Risk of Halting Street Patrols Due to Lack of Funds.
Apocalyptica have postponed their upcoming North American tour due to health issues.
(Dec 10, 2012) – Due to an increase in influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina, Mission Health is asking that family and friends limit their visitations to patients in the hospital.
NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A school official in Connecticut is proposing $15-a-year student dues to consolidate some charitable giving and limit numerous fundraisers competing for money.
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In science:

Schwarz, which is specially transparent due to the choice of displaying the results only at a fixed point of the compact symmetric codimensional space K N (the North or South pole for SN ).
New Chern-Simons densities in both odd and even dimensions
Radial profiles along ten lateral directions from the North to South pole are shown to capture variations in λ(r) due to SASI oscillations. λ(r) is almost always larger than λMA, which decreases ∝ r−2 as expected. λ(r), which effectively traces the electron number density, falls off ∝ r−3 below the shock radius.
The Role of Collective Neutrino Flavor Oscillations in Core-Collapse Supernova Shock Revival
Because the Faraday effect is non-reciprocal (remember that it is due to a magnetic field which can be thought of as produced by a spiraling electric current), the direction of rotation around the north-south axis is independent of the light propagation direction.
Quantum Cryptography
This is most evident for the north-western section of the shell whereas there may be contributions to the southern spectrum from a thermal component, which, however, could be due to radiation from the Vela SNR.
X-rays from Supernova Remnants
There is a natural source for this energy injection and it is of sufficient amplitude: baroclinic instability caused by the north-south temperature of the lower atmosphere (ultimately due to the sun heating the tropics more than the high latitudes, making the atmosphere potentially unstable).
Recent Developments in Understanding Two-dimensional Turbulence and the Nastrom-Gage Spectrum
They are aligned very accurately, the eastern and western sides run almost due north and the southern and northern sides run almost due west.
Senenmut: An Ancient Egyptian Astronomer
Due to the influence of the GF the average WIDTH is increased for images where the connecting line between the EAS core location on ground and the telescope position is parallel to the magnetic north-south direction (telescope situated on the x-axis, full and open circle data points).
Monte Carlo Studies of Geomagnetic Field Effects on the Imaging Air Cherenkov Technique for the MAGIC Telescope Site
The differential phase of the observed H2O masers between W49 North (W49N) and OH 43.8-0.1 did not show a sinusoidal variation with a period of one sidereal day due to a positional offset from the real celestial positions.
Re-analysis of the First Fringe with 2-Beam in the VERA System from Archive Data
In northern directions, the San Diego/Tijuana and Mexicali/Yuma (180/200 km) areas and Ensenada in the north-west produce visible glows, but due to their distance, San Pedro M´artir remains a very dark site.
Thirty Meter Telescope Site Testing I: Overview
The north clump at a radius ∼ 3′′ from the pulsar “ahead” of the bow is not expected to arise due to shocked ambient medium.
Chandra and XMM-Newton Observations of the Vela-like Pulsar B1046-58
In the region closer to the limb, the spatial resolution in one direction is reduced due to the pro jection effect just like in the North pole region.
Is the Polar Region Different from the Quiet Region of the Sun?
We propose that the HI gas in the LMC is pulled to the north of the LMC in the last 200 Myr due to the gravitational attraction of our Galaxy at the time of perigalactic passage.
Recent star formation history of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds
Thus the young (≤ 40 Myr) clusters seem to accumulate in the north east-north direction, except for a small group in the south-west of the bar, probably due to the presence of the bar.
Recent star formation history of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds
Thus the lopsidedness in the stellar as well as HI distribution to the north may be due to the gravitational attraction of our Galaxy on the gas of the LMC disk and the enhanced compression in the northern regions.
Recent star formation history of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds
The above center shift between 500 - 200 Myr may be due to this star formation episode and enhanced star formation in the north-eastern region.
Recent star formation history of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds
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