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  1. a rocky headland belonging to Chile at the southernmost tip of South America (south of Tierra del Fuego)

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  1. Cape Horn, named after the city of Hoorn in the Netherlands, is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, and is located on the small Hornos Island. Although not the most southerly point of South America, Cape Horn marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage. For decades it was a major milestone on the clipper route, by which sailing ships carried trade around the world. The waters around the Cape are particularly hazardous, owing to strong winds, large waves, strong currents and icebergs; these dangers have made it notorious as a sailors' graveyard.
  2. Cape Horn a.k.a. Cape Horn, Placer County, California: Cape Horn is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Cape Horn is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 2.5 miles northeast of Colfax. It lies at an elevation of 2654 feet.
  3. Cape Horn a.k.a. Cape Horn, Alpine County, California: Cape Horn is an unincorporated community in Alpine County, California. It lies at an elevation of 8,005 feet.
  4. Cape Horn a.k.a. Cape Horn, Mendocino County, California: Cape Horn is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. It is located 4.5 miles east of Elk, at an elevation of 1,056 feet.

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Google previewEverybody's Friend, Or Josh Billing's Encyclopedia and Proverbial Philosophy of Wit and Humor (1874)

by Josh Billings

Cape Horn iz hollow, and akts az a phunnell for the winds, which hurry thru it in mutch haste, cauzing the waters ov the sea for a grate distance tew bekum crazy, which frightens the vessells that go by thare, and makes them rare and pitch ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

Cape Horn, double , see DOUBLE CAPE HORN. Cape Horn fever . Malingering in bad weather: sailing-ship seamen's: A-Z 797.

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes (2001)

by Jill B. Gidmark

Melanie Brown CAPE HORN. Both a geographical location and a literary symbol, rugged Cape Horn represents the ultimate test of nautical skill. The cape itself is located on Horn Island, a 1391 -foot-high rock at the southernmost tip of South ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States (1938)

(including Alaska) by Mary Grace Wilmarth

Cape Horn slate. Mississippian: Northern California (Colfax quadrangle). W. Lindgren, 1900 (U.S.G.S. Colfax folio , No. 66). Cape Horn sl.—The characteristic rocks are fissile typical clay slates, ...

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

Cape Horn is a rocky, pyramidshaped headland on Hornos Island at the northern edge of the Drake Passage. It is the southernmost point in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago and often incorrectly referred to as the southernmost point of the ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Cape Hatteras, Cape Horn, Cape Province (Union of South Africa); Cape Town Cape of the Californias Cabo San Lucas (at the lower tip of Baja California) Cape Cod peninsula enclosing Cape Cod Bay Cape Cod turkey codfish Cape Dutch ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Atlas (1904)

L Cape Honduras, Honduras 66 K Cape Hooft, Arctic Region 3 K Cape Horn, Chile ............ 72 D Cape Horn, Iceland .......... 88 R Cape Horn, Idaho .

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

From Christmas Sound to Cape Horn, the course is E.S.E. : E. distant 31 leagues. Between this cape and another called “False or Mistaken Cape,” by Captain Cook, there seemed to be a passage directly into Nassau-bay ; some small isles ...

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No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead. (Van Wyck Brooks)
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