• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Southing (Astron) Distance of any heavenly body south of the equator; south declination; south latitude.
    • Southing (Surv. & Navigation) Distance southward from any point departure or of reckoning, measured on a meridian; -- opposed to northing.
    • Southing Tendency or progress southward; as, the southing of the sun.
    • Southing The time at which the moon, or other heavenly body, passes the meridian of a place.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

SANTIAGO. South Door of the Cathedral SANTIAGO. South Door of the Cathedral
TOLEDO. The South Transept TOLEDO. The South Transept
Cirrus from South Kensington, 1906, May 29 Cirrus from South Kensington, 1906, May 29
The Old South Church, Boston The Old South Church, Boston
Map Showing the War in the South Map Showing the War in the South
The 'South Carolina The 'South Carolina

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does not grow branches until it is 75 years old.
    • n southing Tendency or motion to the south.
    • n southing In astronomy, the transit of the moon or a star across the meridian of a place.
    • n southing In navigation, the difference of latitude made by a ship in sailing to the southward.
    • n southing In surveying and in navigation, the linear distance measured in a north and south direction from the northerly end of a line to the true east and west line or the parallel of latitude passing through the southerly end of the line. Geometrically the southing or the northing of a line is equal to its east and west projection on to a meridian. The southing of a line thus is equal to its northing, and the former or the latter will be used solely in accordance with the direction of real or imaginary motion along the line.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All penguins live south of the equator
    • Southing (sowth′-) tendency or motion to the south: the time at which the moon passes the meridian
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  • Philip Guedalla
    Philip Guedalla
    “Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Send danger from the east unto the west, so honor cross it from the north to south.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “I learned more about the economy from one South Dakota dust storm than I did in all my years of college.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class ; publication and not news.”
  • Marcel Proust
    “No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.”


Go south - If things go south, they get worse or go wrong.
Head south - If something head south, it begins to fail or start going bad.'The project proceeded well for the first two months, but then it headed south.'


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. súth; Ger. süd, Ice. sudhr.


In literature:

The coast, particularly of the South, lacked diversified industries, and was dependent on England for the bulk of its supplies.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
Orr, in reply, asked what in God's name had South Carolina conservatism done for South Carolina.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The wind being north, they stood briskly on, steering west-south-west, but again shifting to south-west, they were compelled to steer south.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
General Johnston kindly ordered me off to the Fauquier springs, sulphur waters, some twenty miles to the south.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
Business Relations between North and South.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
When Mr. Daleman grew wealthy, he decided to travel through the North and induce capital to invest in the South.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
In a subsequent voyage, Columbus discovered the mainland of South America.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Those of the South were very different.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
From Abu Hamid the Nile is navigable far south for many months during the year.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
WILLIAM HENRY DRAYTON was born at "Drayton Hall," on the Ashley River, South Carolina, and was sent in 1753 to England to be educated.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
South Weymouth, Old South, 15.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900" by Various
Returning from that country, he accomplished fruitful missionary service in the South.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900" by Various
All of these springs which started in Virginia tinged, entered into, and gave color to society throughout the South.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
When she sighted us she bore off to the south, probably fearing that we were a Russian war-ship or something equally bad.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
They were asked by signs where they had got this gold, and pointed south.
"The Story of Our Country"
Along the south coast and in the south-east the mean annual rainfall exceeds 25 in., and is over 50 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
This great extent of sea gives a particular character to climates south of the equator, the winters being mild and the summers cool.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
It appeared so little injured by its long voyage from South America, that it captured some sheep before it was killed.
"The History of the European Fauna" by R. F. Scharff
They sailed to Carthagena, South America and returned by the way of Havana.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
Royal Fusiliers, Imperial Army, in South Africa.
"South Africa and the Boer-British War, Volume I" by J. Castell Hopkins

In poetry:

When the lordly sun
Had his journey sped,
Far in the south,
Towards ocean's bed;
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
"Our hearts are in the South
With Fear and Horror torn;
Our dreams are of the newly-dead."
"Is Azrael new-born?"
"A Song Of War" by Ethel Clifford
And let the fight go as it would —
Let North or South prevail —
He always kept his courage up,
And never let it fail.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins

"Sorrow comes from the South.
Will joy return no more ?
Our eyes are blind with falling tears."
"Have ye not wept before?"
"A Song Of War" by Ethel Clifford
A roar thro' the tall twin elm-trees
The mustering storm betrayed:
The South-wind seized the willow
That over the water swayed.
"A Roar Through The Tall Twin Elm-Trees" by George Meredith
For in the South its home has been,
A sun-kissed, warm and fertile land,
Where Nature pours her treasure from
Unstinting hand.
"Prairie Winds" by Helena Coleman

In news:

A voter receives a sticker after casting her ballot in the South Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary at the Turner Memorial A.M.E. Church in West Columbia, South Carolina, in 2008.
A South Korean marine stands guard on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, Friday, Dec 17.
In this photo released by Yeosu City and distributed via Yonhap News Agency, high waves caused by Typhoon Sanba crash on beach in Yeosu, south of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept 17, 2012.
SPA fiftyseven 7600 South Red Road, Suite 201, South Miami 305 668-2857.
Bullets fly on South St. Bullets flew on South Street for the second time in a month on Jan 6, this time peppering a car in a reported drive-by shooting.
The South Hamilton volleyball team dropped four of six matches and slipped to 3-6 overall on the season here on Saturday during the South Central Calhoun Invitational.
SOUTH FULTON, Tenn. Ann Gulliver , 63, of South Fulton died Monday at Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton.
SOUTH OGDEN — The Holy Family Catholic Church third annual Fun Fest will be Sept 15 at the church, 1100 E 5550 South.
Josiah Kipperberg, Brandon Kelly and Brent Chriswell each claimed individual titles while the South Kitsap wrestling team cruised to the team title in its own tournament Saturday, winning the South Kitsap Invitational.
Located South of the Strip, South Point is a hot spot frequented by locals.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina — The University of South Carolina is planning a celebration to mark the release of a final volume of an anthology describing the contributions of the state's women.
Annetta South — An Annetta South teen was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with capital murder after he reportedly called 911 and said that he had killed his mother and younger sister.
5 convicted in fatal armored truck robbery at South Fla. Five people have been convicted in a robbery at Calder Race Track and Casino that left a South Florida armored truck guard dead.
27 dogs brought to South Florida from Humane Society of South Mississippi.
All have located in the mid-South to the deep South, driving a new wave of auto manufacturing to the U.S.

In science:

Two nebular features are found roughly equally distant north and south from the 850 µ clump SE3 identified by Tothill et al. (2002).
Geysers in the Lagoon: new Herbig-Haro objects in M8
Two very faint z -band source are detected ∼ 6′′ north and ∼ 3′′ south-west of the SMG centroid.
Wide-field mid-infrared and millimetre imaging of the high-redshift radio galaxy, 4C41.17
Also interesting is the clump of unidentified sources (indicated by the medium-size blue circles) just south of the concentration of SNRs.
Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A First Look
Temperature distribution of the BUS for a staionary antenna (open circles) facing south, and the antenna tracking the Sun (dots).
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The Gemini Near-Infrared Spectrograph (GNIRS; Elias et al. 2006) on Gemini South was used to make quick response observations, through programme GS-2007A-Q-15.
Fifteen new T dwarfs discovered in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey
This mechanism explains several observations made in numerical simulations: reversals of the axial dipole, simultaneous with the increase of the axial quadrupole, have been found when the North-South symmetry of the convective flow is broken .
A simple mechanism for the reversals of Earth's magnetic field
Peers traveled south from the original waypoint.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
The radius of that first “dip ” coincides with the location of the large arm w hich extends to the south of NGC 3627.
Dynamical Centers and Non-Circular Motions in THINGS Galaxies: Implications for Dark Matter Halos
The recorded current magnitude is always less than 10 cm/sec and the average direction is ∼ 180◦ , this means that the current is directed towards the South.
First results from the NEMO Phase 1 experiment
Otherwise, the path leads to the south corner of the board, and Alice wins.
Artificial intelligence for Bidding Hex
South = −QMΩφ , the quantity Aρ ξ ρ + Λ is continuous across E .
G2 Dualities in D=5 Supergravity and Black Strings
Here we concentrate instead on regions of NGC1333 where the outflows have not previously been observed, to the north and south of the main cluster.
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP
It is possible that it is a fossil flow which has been cut off from a driving source, which could be much further south.
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP
Beyond the bright core, the corona is more extended towards the south, which implies ESO 137-006’s motion to the north.
Every BCG with a strong radio AGN has an X-ray cool core: is the cool core - noncool core dichotomy too simple?
We chose to have the images centered slightly towards the nearby star, labeled as ‘Check’ in Schaefer (2009) and as ‘155’ by the AAVSO, which is 12 arc-seconds directly to the south.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis