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meridian

One of the imaginary lines running north and south and used by surveyors for reference in locating and describing land. Each area has a principal meridian as the reference for all other lines.Because of the curvature of the earth,though,meridian lines cannot remain an equal distance apart, because they converge as they approach the North Pole.As a result,correcting lines, called guide lines,are run at 24-mile intervals.The correcting lines break and then re-form at each base line.See also public land survey system.
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When a patron returns, the scanner matches the meridian points of their finger to the code to find their identity.
The treatment to eliminate the allergy involves specific accupressure techniques on the meridian points along the spine, along with an immediate 25 hours of no contact with the offending allergen.
Breiner even includes some controversial ones like EAV (electro-acupuncture according to Voll, the practitioner who introduced the technique.) It is based on observations that acupuncture meridian points seem to conduct electricity more efficiently.