The equinoctial of Queubus. This line has Utopia on one side
and Medamothi on the other. It was discovered on the Greek Kalends by
Outis after his escape from the giant's cave, and is ninety-one
degrees from the poles.
“Thou wast in very gracious fooling last night, when thou spokest of
Pigrogromitus, the Vapians passing the equinoctial of Queubus. `Twas
very good, i' faith.” —Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, ii. 3.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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