Examples of atlas in a Sentence
a road atlas of the U.S.
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Some star charts count nine, while others—including National Geographic's star atlas—count ten.
The Mecklenburg breeding bird atlas provided a baseline of the status and distribution of species for future comparisons.
Other species confirmed for the first time in this edition of the atlas include Mississippi kite, blue grosbeak and canvasback.
And on a positive note, trumpeter swans have increased substantially in number and distribution since the first atlas.
Chesley identified the location on his GPS, while Chodas grabbed an atlas.
King rails had been observed in the earlier atlas, but breeding activity could not be confirmed until last summer.
Monte specified that the sheets should be assembled and displayed on a wooden board, but for the past four centuries, they have been bound inside an atlas.
No city agency requires developers to check historic atlases for potential cemetery conflicts, despite the fact that the problem arises regularly, often out of sight, but occasionally with considerable publicity.
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Word History of atlas
In Greek mythology, giants ruled the world in an early age. Their rule was overthrown after a mighty battle with other gods. Atlas was one of these giants, and after their defeat, the story goes, he was forced to hold up the sky on his shoulders. In the 16th century, the Flemish mapmaker Gerardus Mercator published a collection of maps. On the title page he showed a picture of Atlas supporting his burden. Mercator gave the book the title Atlas. Later collections of maps included similar pictures of Atlas, and came to be called atlases.
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: a book of maps
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