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latitude; crosswise threads in weaving
Kanji 1009

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Synopsis

Discover the connection between latitude and weaving. (Hint: It's as if the planet is wrapped in thread!) Learn to explain how things got to be a certain way. Read about a criminal case related to nail care. Learn about latitudes versus parallels of latitude. And play a game by considering latitudes in various titles and following them around the world to see which locations they represent.

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1009 on 緯, titled "The Weft of the World"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
JOYO KUN-YOMI
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STROKES16
RADICAL糸 (120: thread)
JLPTN1
HALPERN951/1285
HENSHALL1009
SPAHN6a10.7