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tro piks

  • n  the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate
  • n  either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics

  • If some of this heat were not transported away from the tropics, average equatorial temperatures would probably begin to rise dangerously.
  • Surgeon General Patterson blames the tropics: "Residence in the tropic regions at or near the sea level is unfavorable to the health of Northern races.
  • It's a sorta habit, the tropics;It gets you worse than rum.
News & Articles

  • Coming up: Mounts Botanical’s Taste of the Tropics and more
    WEST PALM BEACHLove fruit? AttendMounts’ annual festMounts Botanical Garden’s annual Tropical Fruit Festival – Taste of the Tropics – returns to the garden, 531 N.
    June 16, 2013 - The Palm Beach Post
  • June 15 Tropical Weather Update
    WDSU Exact Weather Meteorologist Damon Singleton has the latest conditions on the tropics.
    June 15, 2013 - WDSU New Orleans
  • Wine deal of the week
    The Yarden Mount Hermon Golan Heights White ($12) tastes likes something more from the tropics than the desert. (It’s actually from the cooler Golan Heights region.
    June 15, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  • Vice President Dick Cheney in Capitol Hill Blue
    Just the other day, Vice President Dick Cheney said on CNN that the lucky residents of Guantanamo Bay were "very well treated down there. They're living in the tropics. They're well fed. They've got everything they could possibly want."
  • Joe Bastardi in Lawyers and Settlements
    The tropics are bubbling and the lid is about to pop off for our first threat of the season,AccuWeather hurricane expert Joe Bastardi told the news source.
  • Antonin Scalia in Washington Post
    You could imagine a situation in which all their evolutionary action was still in the tropics, but they just had so much extinction there that by default their diversity peak was in the temperate zone. But if you know where the diversity peak is,... David Jablonski Malaysia Sun Nov 8, 2007 102192 135672 troposphere Troposphere, whatever. I told you before I'm not a scientist," Scalia said to laughter. "That's why I don't want to have to deal with global warming, to tell you the truth."

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