Origin of easting
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And yet here you are, with all the stuff of the sea in you, running down your easting for port.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
Through our ninety degrees of Easting I had but little exercise.
We couldn't make our easting a bit, and the old man kept saying that we should never get through the Straits.The Recipe for Diamonds
Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
At this time we began to prepare for the heavy weather of our Easting, as the run across the Indian Ocean is called.
My experience in running down the Easting has always been the same and I have made the trip a number of times.
- nautical the net distance eastwards made by a vessel moving towards the east
- the distance eastwards of a point from a given meridian indicated by the first half of a map grid reference
- a longitudinal grid lineCompare northing (def. 3)
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