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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANTARCTIC

We're to sail the first week in September, so as to get the summer months in the Antarctic.

But single instances—so an observation by Scott, in the Antarctic.

"Yes—but so is the Arctic camp, and the Antarctic camp, as well," replied Wade.

On the seventy-fifth day after the sailing of the Antarctic?

We knew that war was their object, and the Antarctic was prepared for battle.

All hands work like fury, for a full Antarctic hurricane is on them.

The more I reflect on your Antarctic flora the more I am astounded.

In the November following he renewed his search in the Antarctic.

She was Arctic, and Antarctic he had to be, perforce of the distance she put between them.

He had not perfectly proved the impossibility of an antarctic continent.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., antartyk "opposite to the north pole" (adj.), also (with capital A) "region around the South pole" (n.), from Old French antartique, from Medieval Latin antarcticus, from Greek antarktikos "opposite the north," from anti- "opposite" (see anti-) + arktikos "arctic" (see arctic). The first -c- sound ceased to be pronounced in Medieval Latin and was dropped in Old French. Modern English spelling, which restores it, dates from 17c.

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