It is in the heat of the Torrid Zone where nature puts forth all her energy, and displays her greatest resources.
It is the Torrid Zone that scorches the face, and tobacco the gun-powder that blows it up.
Proof of this is found in the snow-covered peaks of the tropics and the glaciers of the Torrid Zone.
That region is called the Torrid Zone because “torrid” means “hot.”
The tradewinds are winds which blow all the year through on the open ocean in and near the Torrid Zone.
The temperature must be kept as warm there as in the Torrid Zone.
They would gladly have exchanged it for the hottest country in the Torrid Zone, or the coldest spot in all the Arctic regions.
There are some cities in the Torrid Zone, but none of them are very large.
A delicious breeze played amongst the woods, and welcomed us to the Torrid Zone.
For this purpose, those steamers which have to go into the Torrid Zone ought to be provided with large square fore-sails.
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