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Word: solstice

Definition: point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator

Sentences Containing 'solstice'

Presently I noted that the sun belt swayed up and down, from solstice to solstice, in a minute or less, and that consequently my pace was over a year a minute; and minute by minute the white snow flashed across the world, and vanished, and was followed by the bright, brief green of spring.

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