Heteroscian Het`er*os"cian, n. [Gr. ?; ? other + ? shadow: cf. F. h['e]t['e]roscien.] One who lives either north or south of the tropics, as contrasted with one who lives on the other side of them; -- so called because at noon the shadows always fall in opposite directions (the one northward, the other southward). [1913 Webster]

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  • heteroscian — /het ər oshˈi ən/ noun (Gr skiā a shadow) a dweller in a temperate zone, whose noon shadow is always thrown one way, either north or south • • • Main Entry: ↑heter …   Useful english dictionary

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