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- n. an awareness of your orientation in space
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Hobbits are not quite like ordinary people; and after all if their holes are nice cheery places and properly aired, quite different from the tunnels of the goblins, still they are more used to tunnelling than we are, and they do not easily lose their sense of direction underground-not when their heads have recovered from being bumped.
An hour in the hammock into which the messman hoisted him enabled him to recover sufficiently to be able to report himself to the first lieutenant; after a few days on board he was able to find his way round the ship without (as happened at first) losing his sense of direction below decks, so that he did not know whether he was facing forward or aft.
In one respect, Cord had been totally wrong: Linnet had an excellent sense of direction and now she unerringly headed for Agnes Emerson’s house.
"I tried to get a sense of direction and distance, but I didn't get much, " Firesong said, as Darian let go his own hold on the ley-line.