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  • adj. Alternative spelling of equinoctial (of or relating to an equinox).
  • adj. Alternative spelling of equinoctial (of or relating to an equator).

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  • Mysteries, and ancient astronomy and physics; and the grand spectacle of the Sanctuaries was that of the order of the Known Universe, or the spectacle of Nature itself, surrounding the soul of the Initiate, as it surrounded it when it first descended through the planetary gates, and by the equinoctal and solstitial doors, along the Milky Way, to be for the first time immured in its prison-house of matter.

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

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  • Variant of equinoctial.

    Canto 10 opens with a densely compact astronomical incipit celebrating the double motion of the Trinity (procession and spiration) and the equinoctal crossing that marks the signature of its triune creator.

    --Rachel Jacoff, 2007, The Cambridge Companion to Dante, p. 113

    March 19, 2008