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  • There was one woman at work who one day wore some kind of skirt with suspenders and a white shirt, and the suspenders the math department could not help noticing each took a distinctly great-circle route from shoulder to skirt.

    Breast implants.

  • I am not a geologist, but it seems to me that a planetary network of great-circle following, perfectly straight, nodally connected channels having beds graded so as to convey water from point to point, if it did exist, might be a devil of a thing to explain by nonintelligent causes.

    Life on Mars? The real lesson from Lowell - The Panda's Thumb

  • Our voyaging is only great-circle sailing, and the doctors prescribe for diseases of the skin merely.

    Walden

  • Hosmer asked Ogg to enter the bearings on a great-circle chart of the North Pacific Ocean that was kept in the intelligence office on Market Street in San Francisco.

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • Seventy uneventful minutes later, TR turned back east, taking the great-circle route for the Straits of Gibraltar.

    The Sum of all Fears

  • Pacific, led into migration by the eternal food quest, may have skirted the seaboard of East Asia and Northwest America, passing along a great-circle route through the succession of marginal seas and archipelagoes to various ports of entry on the Pacific front of America.

    Influences of Geographic Environment On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography

  • The analysis was based upon great-circle coordinates of the cities where individual population samples were recruited and pair-wise Fst. The name of the city is indicated in the brackets in the left panel.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • For the geographic positioning of samples the great-circle coordinates of the respective capital of the country of origin, or the city where an individual population sample had been recruited was used.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Using Barrier 2.2 software, we also correlated geographic and genetic distances as measured by pair-wise F st and great-circle coordinates of capitals or the city where an individual population sample had been recruited, respectively.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Suppose an aircraft pilot wants to fl y a great-circle route from point R to point S, where: Lat R ¼ þ45: 008 Lon R ¼ À97: 008 Lat S ¼ þ8: 008 Lon S ¼ þ55: 008 The length of a geodesic (great-circle route) between these two points is approximately (a) 10,500 kilometers (b) 12,000 kilometers

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