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Antarctic Circle   /æntˈɑrktɪk sˈərkəl/   Listen
Antarctic Circle

noun
1.
A line of latitude north of the south pole.






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... distribution of land and water on the surface of the globe is to be got by considering the globe alternately from one pole and from the other. In the south, a clump of ice-bound land, well within the Antarctic Circle, surrounds the pole. All else is a wide domain of ocean broken only where tapering and isolated tongues of land, South America, the Cape, Australia, lean down from the great land masses of the north. On the other hand, all the great land masses expand in the ...
— Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work • P. Chalmers Mitchell



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