from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Australia and New Zealand. Usually used informally.
- A group of rocky islands of the southern Pacific Ocean southeast of New Zealand, to which they belong. They were discovered by British seamen in 1800 and are so named because they are diametrically opposite Greenwich, England.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The southern hemisphere
- proper n. Used in UK to refer to Australia and New Zealand - (once common, now less so)
(I’ve just checked my dictionary, and the Antipodes is a rather UK-centric term for Australia and New Zealand)
As to the fable that there are Antipodes, that is to say, men on the opposite side of the earth, where the sun rises when it sets on us, men who walk with their feet opposite ours, there is no reason for believing it.
What struck me from down in the Antipodes is the oddity of a person who, having spent a lifetime extolling the virtues of handing difficult social-policy line-drawing powers to the unelected judges, now laments the decisions they happen to be making.
To cut the matter short, Sir, for these lawyers even at the Antipodes are a long-winded race —
Such as live diame - trically oppofite to each other are called Antipodes, as they arc 180 diftant from each other.
So it's no surprise that his metal and stone creations often include written words, albeit encrypted -- as in the encoded text that perforates the graceful copper panels of "Antipodes," outside the Hirshhorn Museum, as well as "Kryptos," at the CIA headquarters in Langley.
In Broom's "Antipodes," which was performed at the Salisbury Court
Lady at the Wardrobe and thence to the Theatre, and saw the "Antipodes," wherein there is much mirth, but no great matter else.
Theatre, and saw the "Antipodes," wherein there is much mirth, but no great matter else.
From thence to my Lady at the Wardrobe and thence to the Theatre, and saw the "Antipodes," wherein there is much mirth, but no great matter else.
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