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Definition of "torrid zone" []

  • The region, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, characterised by a hot and humid climate; the tropics. (noun)

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  • "The ancients, who had a very faint and imperfect knowledge of the great peninsula of Africa, were sometimes tempted to believe, that the torrid zone must ever remain destitute of inhabitants; 126 and they sometimes amused their fancy by filling the vacant space with headless men, or rather monsters; 127 with horned and cloven-footed satyrs; 128 with fabulous centaurs; 129 and with human pygmies, who waged a bold and doubtful warfare against the cranes."
  • "Their dominions were bounded by the Adriatic and the Tigris; and the whole interval of twenty-five days’ navigation, which separated the extreme cold of Scythia from the torrid zone of"
  • "Botany is an active science, and the discoveries of the torrid zone might enrich the herbal of Dioscorides with two thousand plants."
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