great circle

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a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center

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But there was one man of their company, a young man and a tall, who held back and took no share in the work, but stood by himself in the centre of the great circle, fixing his eyes on the heavens.
As soon as I had explained it to him he drew a line with his finger, showing a sea-coast far to the west and south of Sari, and a great circle which he said marked the extent of the Land of Awful Shadow in which lay Thuria.
After the dancing was over, the whole party formed a great circle on the ground, and the boiled rice and sugar was distributed, to the delight of all.
Copernicus is comprised in the series of ringed mountains of the first order, in the division of great circles.
Great circles of colour were drawn about their eyes and lips, their breasts and abdomens, and from their clay-plastered coiffures rose gay feathers and bits of long, straight wire.
CHORUS At Hogmanay in Scotland, it is common practice that everyone joins hands with the person next to them to form a great circle around the dance floor.
McQueen says that funders were a big part of the EHR implementation process at Great Circle, adding to the discussion what they required from a documentation and service standpoint.
Great Circle are amongst the best life rafts available in Australia.
Rather than step through [THETA] positions, the great circle method rotates the EUT through all [THETA] positions for each successive [PHI] setting.
This article focuses on the countries located in the great circle and their relations with the global powers.
Between the earthen circle known as the Great Circle and the cemetery stood an enormous square.
It was only while I was checking the scart lead and reading the manual that I realised the great circle of life was once again in motion.
As a part of the Forum professional program, attendees had the option of signing up to tour the UPS Anchorage Gateway, located on the great circle route that is the shortest distance from North America to Asia.
If we use the spherical model then such a bearing line means the arc of a great circle.
The stone-dressing work on the monument's great circle (both uprights and lintels) was accomplished by working parallel to the long sides of the stones, while the five stone 'trilithons' (the great horse-shoe arrangement of linteled stones) within the great circle were dressed by working at right-angles to the sides of the stones.