- the transit of a heavenly body across the celestial meridian.
- south declination.
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His cell looked South, and thus he could study the movements of the moon and the planets, and note the southing of the stars.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
After the gale blew itself out, a fresh breeze succeeded, which enabled them rapidly to run down their southing.South American Fights and Fighters|Cyrus Townsend Brady
But after a few weeks of content the southing spirit again seized upon the old male who had hitherto been the unquestioned leader.Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
With a southing wind blowing stiff from the icy Antarctic wastes, they “put it to her!”The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
On the 31st, to my mortification, the river held so much to the northward, that we undid almost all our southing.