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POLE. A measure of length, equal to five yards and a half. Vide Measure.

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Consequently, the larboard watch was ordered to lay in his pole.
From poles the wires soon overflowed to housetops, until in New York alone they had overspread eleven thousand roofs.
But we must have already emerged and gone seven hundred or eight hundred leagues; and if I had here an astrolabe to take the altitude of the pole, I could tell thee how many we have travelled, though either I know little, or we have already crossed or shall shortly cross the equinoctial line which parts the two opposite poles midway.
Coming, as they did, over the soft and soundless moss, which covers practically the entire surface of Mars with the exception of the frozen areas at the poles and the scattered cultivated districts, they might have captured me easily, but their intentions were far more sinister.
Nicholson sat silent for an appreciable time, while his unhappy son surveyed the poles in the back green, and a certain yellow cat that was perched upon the wall.
The frozen poles of the earth do not coincide, either in the southern or in the northern regions; and, until it is proved to the contrary, we may suppose either a continent or an ocean free from ice at these two points of the globe.
The poles would add nothing, and are only used when we are going into port.
They intimated that there was some band in the neighborhood, and probably a hunting party, as they had lodge poles for an encampment.
All that day Potapitch remained in attendance upon her; but the Poles who directed her play she changed more than once.
PICCIOLA--Both Poles have been overdone in Art and Literature.
The ice-bridges had to be tested, and either Daylight or Kama went in advance, snowshoes on their feet, and long poles carried crosswise in their hands.
Ten minutes he maka da machine - one barrel, one wheel-hub, two poles, justa like dat.