terra incognita

  1. an unknown and unexplored region
    they came like angels out the unknown
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How To Use terra incognita In A Sentence

  • The treaty evolved to preserve the fragile balance of ownership and nonownership and to protectTerra Incognita from the depredations of exploitation and warfare. Terra Incognita
  • My entire island of Terra incognita is an online 3D environment based on Reg Revans style Action Learning. Archive 2007-06-10
  • My search for tramps has taken a side trip into terra incognita.
  • Ancient geographers like Ptolemy presumed that such a place existed, postulating a ‘terra incognita’ that served as an antipodal ballast to their northern land mass.
  • a zone of shadow, a terra incognita, which is clearly visible in its minutest details to all those who inhabit it with him, but is darkest night and nothingness to those who may not penetrate it but touch its fringe without the least suspicion of its existence in their midst. Within a Budding Grove
  • The gaudy maps they passed around at the Spanish court—vast waters with pictures of sea serpents smiling ominously in the waves, weird configurations of terra incognita promising cities strewn with gems, countries populated by Amazons or anthropophagi or talking animals—translated into nothing more than pretty beaches and bad-tempered inhabitants with very sharp arrows. Dream State
  • The landscape of the human gut is truly terra incognita, " says Jeffrey Gordon, a genome scientist at Washington University in St. Louis whose research team is spearheading this effort.
  • But in the bridgehead of terra incognita with Rachel he had to choose his phrases before letting them go in a supposedly free flow of talk. THE OPEN DOOR
  • In these moments, Mr. Himmelman's enchantment with the entomological soundscape is so complete that he can turn the most unpromising site—his Connecticut backyard, for example—into an insect lover's terra incognita, shimmering with possibility. The Orchestra After Dark
  • Early map-makers were happy to leave blanks for terra incognita or to stock those empty spaces with headless cannibals, giant monopeds, Amazons and dragons.
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