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    over the horizon

    I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon.


    Please explain the emboldened parts to me.


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    Re: over the horizon

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon.


    Please explain the emboldened parts to me.
    Over the horizon = from beyond the horizion.

    The horzion (line) can be considered (our perception of) the curve of the earth - where the land or water is no longer visible due to the earth curving out of view. When the ship draws closer it moves over the curve - over the horizon.

    however this is just my interpretation of the phrase. Someone else may be able to offer a better meaning.

    I am not a teacher.

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