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terraqueous (not comparable)
- (of a celestial body) Comprising both land and water, like the Earth.
1885, John Ormsby, Don Quixote, volume 2, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes, chapter XXIX:
- "And when we come to that line your worship speaks of," said Sancho, "how far shall we have gone?" ¶ "Very far," said Don Quixote, "for of the three hundred and sixty degrees that this terraqueous globe contains, as computed by Ptolemy, the greatest cosmographer known, we shall have travelled one-half when we come to the line I spoke of."