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due south

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n due south the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
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Usage

In literature:

Hence he kept due south over the second height which divided the two creeks.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
Break the trail, Blake; due south by compass!
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
This is due in part to a pretty universal state of unrest among negroes throughout the South.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
The spoor we followed led due south, and the wind was as fair as it could blow.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
At Bear Lake at that time was a canvas boat, cached twenty steps due west of a certain large bowlder that lay south of the outlet.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Albeit, I cannot but think that this ascending passage must also have been so directed as to show some bright star when due south.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
But we were soon steaming due south again towards our objective point, the island of Cuba, five hundred miles away.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
She headed nearly due south, yawing, of course, all the time.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It may blow due north here, and a hundred miles away due south.
"The Way to God and How to Find It" by Dwight Moody
Curzola lies due south of Lesina, separated from the long peninsula of Sabbioncello on the mainland by quite a narrow channel.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The modified type in the South was due to an economic difference.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
Twelve rows of double fruit walls run inside due north and south.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
The increased crops which we have in the South occasionally, are not due to improved methods of farming, but to increased acreage.
"Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt" by William James Edwards
They did not retrace their way, but steered due south, thus saving the few miles that could take them again through Clark's.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Zealand, 536 m. due E. of Lyttelton in the South Island, about 44 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
The Mexicans rode due south in full retreat.
"Geronimo's Story of His Life" by Geronimo
In another hour they were off the Land's End, and from there they headed out due south-west into the Atlantic.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
Dave winked, gave Freddy the old two-finger V-for-victory sign, and banked the MK-11 around until he was headed due south.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Instead of due south the northern belt of cold air drifts south-west and the southern belt drifts northwest.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The great increase in the South was mainly due to the spread of divorce among the emancipated negroes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
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In poetry:

Lace-like crests on the waves to-night
Driving on with a wind due south;
Wild white waves in the fading light,
Moaning surf at the harbour mouth.
"Winter Seas" by Robert Steel Byrnes
Peace, peace! I've heard the lying mouth
Say all "your sympathies go South,"
'Tis false! aversion, horror, scorn
Is due where slaves are bred and born!
"America--"Peace, Peace, O Peace!"" by Janet Hamilton
You want to see Wylie's stone—look here;
But stop where you are till the line is clear;
Pullman express from the south is due,
And will be here in a moment or two.
"Old Wylie's Stone" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Day 1, April 20: At about 10 pm, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, almost due south of the Alabama-Mississippi line, explodes in the Gulf of Mexico.
MIAMI — South Florida homeowners who had their homes built by Habitat for Humanity may be facing problems due to their drywall, according to WSVN-TV.
Delays on US 9 northbound between NJ 34 in Old Bridge Twp and NJ 35 in South Amboy delays were reported about 7 am due to volume.
According to the Longview Fire Twitter the I-20 westbound South Access at Eastman Road exit is closed at this time due to the spill.
LAKELAND — The leader of a south Georgia drug task force says it will disband by the end of this year due to a lack of funding.
Georgia wide receiver Michael Bennett (82), whose season ended the week the Bulldogs' played South Carolina due to an ACL tear, said former Georgia safety Thomas Davis reached out to him to offer words of encouragement .
16 AM In Hicksville South Broadway (rt 107) at Lauman Avenue is closed due to an accident investigation involving an automobile and bicyclist.
7 m ago In Hicksville South Broadway (rt 107) at Lauman Avenue is closed due to an accident investigation involving an automobile and bicyclist.
The South Dakota Division of Insurance has placed Northern Plains Insurance Co mpany located in Watertown into liquidation due to insolvency.
Isaac Homer "Mac" McDaniel, 101, a resident of South Main St Philippi, passed away Friday, Nov 30, 2012, in Mon General Hospital due to complications with pneumonia.
The South Korean presidential election is due to take place next month.
12 m ago In Hicksville South Broadway (rt 107) at Lauman Avenue is closed due to an accident investigation involving an automobile and bicyclist.
First Tampa socialite Jill Kelley lost her ability to access MacDill Air Force Base unescorted due her involvement in the Petraeus scandal, and now the South Korean government has revoked her "honorary consul" title.
A fire that destroyed a home south of Garretson appears to have started due to an electrical issue.
The second lane is expected to reopen about 4 p.m. Northbound traffic is also restricted to a single lane south of the McKean exit, due to an accident.
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In science:

Furthermore, the approaching south-eastern side of the galaxy is missing some flux in the integrated H I map due to the bandpass effect mentioned above.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
Towards the south, a gaseous filament (or bubble?) is extending ∼ 260 pc away from the galaxy centre. A comparison of Fig. 8 with Fig. 5 shows that the low-surface brightness cavities in Fig. 8 cannot be due to dust-absorption.
Evidence for a warm ISM in Fornax dEs - II. FCC032, FCC206 and FCCB729
The free energy of the WLC model has a periodicity (due to a collapse of Lk sectors) which can be removed by imposing self-avoidance or south-avoidance or large stretch forces.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
This problem is due to paths which wind around the south pole in tiny circles accumulating large writhe at zero energy cost .
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
The antennas track the point source about the transit (when the source is due south) over an hour angle range of ±56 s for the real correlator or ±112 s for the complex correlator.
A spectral synthesis method to suppress aliasing and calibrate for delay errors in Fourier transform correlators
This is primarily due to the lower S/N of the [OIII] image, though some of the difference is a result of the strong extinction towards the inner NLR south of the nucleus from dust in the circumnuclear disk.
The Nuclear Outflow in NGC 2110
The sudden drop in µl cos(b) for Λ⊙ . 90◦ is due to the inversion in sign that occurs as the debris sweeps past the South Galactic pole.
Kinematics and Chemistry of Stars Along the Sagittarius Trailing Tidal Tail and Constraints on the Milky Way Mass Distribution
We are not able to determine if X -rayemitting gas binds the optical feature to the south of knot B, due to the bright readout streak on the deepest X-ray exposures (Fig. 4).
The jet-cloud interacting radio galaxy PKS B2152-699. I. Structures revealed in new deep radio and X-ray observations
At the South Pole, with its relatively high altitude of 2 835 m above sea level and an equivalent pressure altitude of 3 200 m due to the extreme cold, the transparency of several atmospheric windows is greatly improved.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
One cluster was in a building on Rue du Marais and the second cluster was due south in a building on Rue de la Paille.
The Roland De Witte 1991 Detection of Absolute Motion and Gravitational Waves
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
Indeed, except for the South Rim of the shell, the 160µm emission (a tracer of cold dust) does not match the morphology of the HI 1.4GHz emission (Fig. 2, bottom left), suggesting that a large fraction of the emission is not due to dust continuum.
Spitzer Observations of Supernova Remnant IC 443
Roddier). T Tau N is the saturated point source surrounded by a dark halo. T Tau S is the fuzzy source due south.
Low Mass Star Formation in the Taurus-Auriga Clouds
Due to the inability to propagate radio waves through water or light through rock salt, the South Pole is most likely the only place on Earth suitable for such an effort.
Radio Detection of Particles from the Cosmos
Another detector Km3NeT, a planned experiment in the Mediterranian Sea to complement the IceCube, will have a better detectability for a south-hemisphere source like SGR 1806-20 due to its low background of atmospheric muons (Katz 2006).
Diffuse high energy neutrinos and cosmic rays from hyperflares of soft-gamma repeaters
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