Definition of poles:
- The extremities of the eath's axis; the extreme points of the axis on which the celestial sphere revolves; in geom. and astron., the extremities of an axis of rotaion of a pshere or spehroid; in spherics, the extremities of the straight line perpendicular to the plane of the circle, and passing through ints centre; the two points in a magnet in which the power seems to be cihefly concentrated.
- "Thaddeus of Warsaw", Jane Porter.
But as she had boasted of them to no one, as she had never said that she and her cousin were poles asunder in their tastes, poles asunder in their feelings, poles asunder in their intelligence, was it not very, very cruel that she should be told, first that she encouraged him, and then that she was not good enough for him?- "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.
- "Pioneers in Canada", Sir Harry Johnston.