Antichthones
Antichthon An*tich"thon, n.; pl. {Antichthones}. [Gr. ?; ? against + ? the earth.] 1. A hypothetical earth counter to ours, or on the opposite side of the sun. --Grote. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. Inhabitants of opposite hemispheres. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]


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