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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.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • 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 ....

    Henry Hudson

  • 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.



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