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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Definitions for antipodes

  1. places diametrically opposite each other on the globe.
  2. those who dwell there.

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Citations for antipodes
Be it light with him when it is darkness with me! Let him feel the sun of summer while I am chilled by the snows of winter! Let there be the distance of the antipodes between us! Mary Shelley, Mathilda, 1820
If you drilled a hole straight through the earth, starting at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Forty-second Street, you would pass through ten inches of pavement, four feet of pipes, thirty-five feet of Seventh Avenue subway, about twenty-two hundred miles of rock, around thirty-six hundred miles of nickel-iron core, and then another twenty-two hundred miles of rock…You would have reached Manhattan's antipodes, or diametrically opposite point on the globe. Ian Frazier, "Antipodes," The New Yorker, May 19, 1975
Origin of antipodes
Antipodes comes from the Greek hoi antípodes meaning literally "those with the feet opposite."