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    Default the extreme tip of the nation

    Please, help me with the highlighted phrase from the following paragraph from a Lee Child's Jack Reacher novel:

    He had lived nowhere except in an endless blur of different military
    bases, most of them in distant and inhospitable parts
    of the globe. Then he had joined the Army himself,
    military police investigator, and lived and served in
    those same bases all over again until the peace
    dividend had closed his unit down and cut him loose.
    Then he had come home to the United States and
    drifted around like a cheap tourist until he had
    washed up on the extreme tip of the nation with his
    savings running out
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    Default Re: the extreme tip of the nation

    The 'extreme tip' would be somewhere at the very outskirts- maybe Texas (although that's not much of a 'tip') or Alaska - further context would make this clear.

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    Default Re: the extreme tip of the nation

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The 'extreme tip' would be somewhere at the very outskirts- maybe Texas (although that's not much of a 'tip') or Alaska - further context would make this clear.

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    Default Re: the extreme tip of the nation

    probably means the most unusual or remote frontiers of the country . Wash up here means to have been drifted . Like places that no regular tourist would intentionally go to .

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