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- n. The southernmost point on celestial bodies other than Earth.
- n. The negative pole of a magnetic dipole that seeks geographic south.
- n. Alternative form of South Pole.
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The London map of 1578, issued with George Best's Discourse of the Late Voyages of Discoverie, barricaded the south pole with a Terra Australis not unlike the design of a switch-back railway. Molyneux 'remarkable map, circa 1590, dropped the vast imaginary continent, and displayed a small tongue of land in about the region where the real Australia is; suggesting that some voyager had been blown out of his course, had come upon a part of the western division of the continent, and had jotted down a memorandum of its appearance upon his chart.
Plancius maintains, according to the reasons of his science, and from the information given him, ... that there must be in the northern parts a passage corresponding to the one found near the south pole by Magellan ....
According to the Albert Roy Davis Research Lab in Green Grove Springs, Florida, extensive tests have shown that the north pole of a magnet retards bacterial growth, takes away pain, reduces stress, and relaxes muscle tension, while the south pole stimulates growth and promotes healing.