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Cardinal Points of the Compass

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Due north, west, east, and south. So called because they are the points on which the intermediate ones, such as N.E., N.W., N.N.E., etc., hinge or hang. (Latin, cardo, a hinge.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Carbonari
Carbuncle of Ward Hill (The)
Carcanet
Carcass
Carcasses
Card
Cards
Cardinal Humours
Cardinal Numbers
Cardinal Points of the Compass
Cardinal Signs [of the Zodiac]
Cardinal Virtues
Cardinal Winds
Cardinals
Cardinal’s Red Hat
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Care killed the Cat
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