• Southern California
    Southern California
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n southernism an attitude characteristic of Southerners (especially in the US)
    • n southernism a locution or pronunciation peculiar to the southern United States
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BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a...
Map of Southern Palestine Map of Southern Palestine
Southern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere
Map of the United States showing the Southern Confederacy, the Slave States that did not Secede, and the Territories Map of the United States showing the Southern Confederacy, the Slave States that did not Secede, and the Territories

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Davao City, located at the Southern state of Philippines, is the largest city in the world in terms of area
    • n Southernism (suth′-) a form of expression peculiar to the south, esp. the Southern States of America
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  • John F. Kennedy
    “Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.”
  • Dick Gregory
    Dick Gregory
    “And we love to dance -- especially that new one called the Civil War Twist. The Northern part of you stands still while the Southern part tries to secede.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night.”
  • Faye Dunaway
    Faye Dunaway
    “I'm still the little southern girl from the wrong side of the tracks who really didn't feel like she belonged.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “Somebody once said that Washington was a city of Northern charm and Southern efficiency.”


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


In literature:

At the mouth of the Gambia he records an observation of the "Southern Chariot" (Southern Cross).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Southern 'chivalry' in him was exhibited in a nobler and more amiable light than in his more petulant and less generous colleagues.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862" by Various
The Southern blood comes from her side.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
This was the point reached at last by most of the southern churches.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
Six or eight hundred Southern troops sent in a flag of truce, and surrendered unconditionally.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
If, now, you take out your atlas and compare southern Europe and southern Asia, you will find some very curious similarities.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
They ask a hearing from the Southern public for these aspects of Southern life.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
The piece was an attack upon the French and upon Southern institutions.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
Mr. Sefton seemed to him different, indeed, from the average Southerner.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
I presume you meant of the southern pecans?
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association

In poetry:

'TIS she, the nymph with dripping hair,
Who, when Aquarius rules the sky,
With dewy robes and bosom bare,
On southern gales delights to hie.
"Thaw" by Charlotte Dacre
Do you recall -- I know you do --
A little gift once made to you --
A simple basket filled with flowers,
All favorites of our Southern bowers?
"Dedication" by Henry Timrod
Brave heart, where you lie at rest,
In the long-beleaguered town.
Can you hear the night-wind lift the flag
Where the Southern stars look down?
"The Relief Of Ladysmith." by Ethel Clifford
On, on, my bark! blow, southern breeze!
No longer would I lingering stay;
'T were better far to die with these,
Than live in pleasure far away.
"Lines" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Sing us the Isle of the Southern Sea,—
The land we have called our own;
Tell us what harvest there shall be
From the seed that we have sown.
"The Future Of Australia" by Mary Hannay Foott
HERE! sweep these foolish leaves away,
I will not crush my brains to-day!
Look! are the southern curtains drawn?
Fetch me a fan, and so begone!
"Midsummer" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

A boxcar donated by the Norfolk Southern railroad now sits on its own rails adjacent to the Porterdale Depot.
Santa Anas bring high fire danger in Southern California due to dry, warm weather.
Patagonia and Southern Andean Steppe, Argentina.
New Upscale Southern Restaurant Heading to Gay.
So, NASA sent a new satellite up at Vandenburg Air Force Base today here in Southern California.
Southern Tier Catholics Celebrate Ash Wednesday.
KRBI, 105.5 The River is a Radio station in Southern MN.
The Jackson Generals, the last Mariners affiliate standing, faces elimination tonight against the Mobile BayBears in the Southern League championship.
Students walk across a bridge on the first day of classes at Southern Illinois University in August at Carbondale.
Utah player Michelle Plouffe drives the basket against Southern Utah during a women's basketball game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday, November 13, 2011.
ATHENS – There's a ditty being passed around in Greece these days that captures the mood of "lazy" Southern Europeans toward their "saviors" to the north.
3 seed Southern Wesleyan at approximately 7:30 pm.
Laguna Beach falls to Garden Grove, 35-21, in CIF Southern Section Southern Division semifinals.
BATON ROUGE, LA — Southern University encourages fans driving to the Saturday, Oct 13 homecoming game to arrive as early as possible because of the large crowd expected for the Jaguars contest against Texas Southern University.
Undergraduates, grad students, and professionals are invited to submit abstracts by Nov 16 for the ASA Southern Branch Meeting, Feb 3-5, 2013, held in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists in Orlando, FL.

In science:

The Southwestern radio arm appears to “merge” into the Southern lobe indicating that its orientation is similar to that of the two large bubbles.
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
AIGO: a southern hemisphere detector for the worldwide array of ground-based interferometric gravitational wave detectors.
Precision studies of Casimir force and short-range gravity employing prototypes of interferometric gravitational wave detectors
Due to the southern location of the CDF-S, all observations are carried out at high airmass (1.5-2.0), although under photometric conditions.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey: Optical spectroscopy of faint X-ray sources with the VLT and Keck
They used the Very Large Telescope to observe 1014 stars brighter than 16.5 mag, including 75% of the known WDs accessible from the southern hemisphere.
The ELM Survey. II. Twelve Binary White Dwarf Merger Systems
For the southern part of the survey (δ < −20◦), we chose the Boller & Chivens spectrograph7 at the 2.5 m du Pont telescope at Las Campanas Observatory (LCO).
The Galactic O-Star Spectroscopic Survey. I. Classification System and Bright Northern Stars in the Blue-Violet at R~2500