Definition of austral:
47. Or, when the weary moon was in the wane, Or in the noon of interlunar night, The lady- witch in visions could not chain Her spirit; but sailed forth under the light 420 Of shooting stars, and bade extend amain Its storm- outspeeding wings, the Hermaphrodite; She to the Austral waters took her way, Beyond the fabulous Thamondocana,- 48. Where, like a meadow which no scythe has shaven, 425 Which rain could never bend, or whirl- blast shake, With the Antarctic constellations paven, Canopus and his crew, lay the Austral lake- There she would build herself a windless haven Out of the clouds whose moving turrets make 430 The bastions of the storm, when through the sky The spirits of the tempest thundered by: 49. A haven beneath whose translucent floor The tremulous stars sparkled unfathomably, And around which the solid vapours hoar, 435 Based on the level waters, to the sky Lifted their dreadful crags, and like a shore Of wintry mountains, inaccessibly Hemmed in with rifts and precipices gray, And hanging crags, many a cove and bay.- "The Witch of Atlas", Percy Bysshe Shelley.
- "Punch 1893.07.29", Various.
- "Town Life in Australia 1883", R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny.