from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The inhabitants of the polar regions (whose shadows, during part of the summer, make a complete revolution).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The inhabitants of the polar circles: so called because in their summer-time their shadows describe an oval.


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