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cardinal points


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  • n. Plural form of cardinal point.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. The rising and setting of the sun, the zenith and nadir.


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  • As the four cardinal points of the horizon naturally form a cross, called “phram,” so we invariably find the cross in the plan of these religious monuments of ancient Cambodia, and even in the corridors, intersecting each other at right angles.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • Leaving, then, the Church of England on one side, we fix our gaze on Puritanism, and we see that “the conception of the ways of God to man which Puritanism has formed for itself” has for its cardinal points the terms Election and Justification.

    Matthew Arnold


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