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- n. a circumnavigation; a sea voyage around a coastline
- n. a record of such a voyage
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A voyage around a sea, or around a land; circumnavigation.
With favoring winds it is wafted past the site of the fabulous islands of Atlantis and the Hesperides, makes the periplus of Hanno, and, floating by Ternate and Tidore and the mouth of the
Well, coasting these waters, I rely mainly on my remembrance of landmarks, or a periplus if they're less familiar to me.
Eratosthenes (275-195 B.C.), and author of a periplus and a collection of
[FN#141] One of the chief festivals of Osiris, during which the god made a periplus.
Sicily, alike as regards the Phaeacian and the Ithaca scenes; while the voyages of Ulysses, when once he is within easy reach of Sicily, solve themselves into a periplus of the island, practically from Trapani back to Trapani, via the Lipari islands, the Straits of Messina, and the island of Pantellaria;
The first that he opened was an invitation from the Geographical Society of France, asking him and his companions to come and receive a handsome medal, which had been voted in a solemn conclave "to the navigators of the first circumpolar periplus of the arctic seas."
_ Laureate of the Geographical Society, author of the first circumpolar periplus, and afflicted with the modest income of two hundred thousand dollars.
Thus, in seven months and four days, the first circumpolar periplus had been accomplished by a navigator of only twenty-two years of age.
The journals had a great deal to say about the new periplus.
The Greeks found themselves able to practice with good effect their favorite manoeuvre of the _periplus_, and thus increased the confusion.
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