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Aunt Jane approached a degree nearer the equator, and said, gently, "I fear I do."

I may almost say their temperature would be the same at the Equator as the Pole.

And he tells you that the earth south of the Equator makes the inferior man.

There is no distinction between the equator and the ecliptic.

If it did, the equator would be frozen in twenty-four hours!

The ancients had said that no continent existed south of the equator.

If I've got to cross the equator I'll have the escort of ladies, not a bunch of rough-necks.

Naturally, the same conditions are repeated on the other side of the equator.

On the 20th of November, being then just about 40 minutes south of the equator, and in Long.

In the regions near the equator the sun courses in hot hurry.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Medieval Latin aequator diei et noctis "equalizer of day and night" (when the sun is on the celestial equator, twice annually, day and night are of equal length), agent noun from Latin aequare "make equal" (see equate). Sense of "celestial equator" is earliest, extension to "terrestrial line midway between the poles" first recorded in English 1610s.

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