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horse latitudes

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Either of two belts of latitudes located over the oceans at about 30° to 35° north and south, having high barometric pressure, calms, and light, changeable winds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a space in the North Atlantic famous for calms and baffling winds, being between the westerly winds of higher latitudes and the trade winds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nautical, a part of the North Atlantic ocean between the region of westerly winds of higher latitudes and the region of the trade-winds of the tropics, notorious for tedious calms.

Etymologies

Possibly from Spanish golfo de las yeguas, mares' sea.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • "Lost in the Horse Latitudes" is the title of a book written by H. Allen Smith. Funny! Info Here

    October 17, 2007

  • Huh. I feel bad for the horsies but glad to have learned something! Once again Wordie comes through with tmyn.

    October 17, 2007

  • Oh, that was interesting, I'm glad I did. Arb, you should click the 'W.' There's a story about horseys. Ok, back to my pasta.

    October 17, 2007

  • Urrghh... I'm... not... gonna... do... it...

    October 17, 2007

  • Did Jim Morrison make this up? What the hell is it supposed to mean?

    Signed,

    Too Lazy To Google - or even click the links

    *waits patiently*

    October 17, 2007