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The Dictionary Project, Volume X: Palestine at the Time of Christ

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 31.

Okay, now I’m really wishing this Atlas were Volume XII of this set, because if December 24’s post would have been the North Pole, December 25th’s would absolutely have been “Palestine at the Time of Christ”. A lame joke followed by an irreverent reference? Sign me up!

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The Dictionary Project, Volume X: The North Pole

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 30.

I sort of regret that the Atlas isn’t Volume XII of this set, because if it were, this map would certainly have been my choice for December 24th. Because I am willing to dig that deep for a lame joke. (Really. Just ask my husband.)

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The Dictionary Project, Volume X: Hawaii and the Philippines

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 29.

The jigsaw-puzzle visual of yesterday’s map continues on today’s map, as the mapmakers smush together two island chains–tiny Hawaii and the (relatively) massive Philippines by removing not only thousands of square miles of ocean, but the International Date Line, to boot.

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The Dictionary Project, Volume X: Islands of the Pacific

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 28.

I have been to some of these islands: New Zealand and Fiji, to be precise. Bula!

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