Definition of Date line
1. Noun. An imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian.
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Literary usage of Date line
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1900)
"It is obviously most convenient that the date line should approximate, as closely as political and geographical circumstances will admit, ..."
2. Public School Methods (1921)
"International date line. If a person were to travel completely around the earth from west to east he would appear to gain a day; if he should travel ..."
3. General Astronomy by Harold Spencer Jones (1922)
"The date line runs through the middle of the zone. Between 172|° E. long, and the date line, the time is 12 hours fast on Greenwich. ..."
4. The International Year Book edited by Frank Moore Colby, Harry Thurston Peck (1900)
"The international date-line as determined by Professor Davidson is ... It is unquestionably the most authoritative date-line so far placed at our disposal. ..."
5. Modern Arithmetic Methods and Problems by Theodore Lindquist (1917)
"International date line. If a man started from the prime meridian at noon and ... This line is usually referred to as the international date line although ..."
6. The Geography of Commerce by Spencer Trotter (1911)
"The date line as observed, however, does not follow the meridian exactly, ... The actual date line passes through the middle of Bering Strait, then turns to ..."
7. A Selection of Cases and Other Authorities Upon Criminal Law by Joseph Henry Beale (1915)
"Sometimes the date line and number were inserted before the signature was inserted, and sometimes the signature before the date line and number; ..."