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easting down

noun, Nautical
1.
the passage eastward from the Cape of Good Hope, as made by a sailing ship bound for Australia or the East Indies.
2.
the passage eastward from Australia, as made by a sailing ship bound for Cape Horn.
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  • Then came the day, when, steering east by south, they started to “run their easting down.”

    The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace
  • It was intensely monotonous and the adventurous spells were only occasional, like the time we ran the easting down the Horn.

    The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace

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