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around the Horn


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  • adv. Via shipboard communications, formerly metal tubes with earhorn-like ends.
  • adv. Following the extremely hazardous naval route around Cape Horn, the southernmost point in South America.


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  • This means that everything in it was afloat and that every article of clothing, including mattresses and blankets, is wet and will remain wet in this bitter weather until we are around the Horn and well up in the good-weather latitudes.


  • The first real sorrow of my life was when I watched the St. Louis go out to sea with my Soldier on board, bound around the Horn to Puget Sound, where he was stationed at Fort Bellingham, which I thought must be farther than the end of the world.

    Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America


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