Long line

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The long line is defined as follows: Let S_\Omega denote the minimal uncountable well-ordered set. Then L = S_\Omega \times [0,1), in the dictionary order, is the long line.

Topological space properties

Properties it does not satisfy

Properties it does satisfy

Thus the long line fails to satisfy only the second condition for a manifold; it is simply too long.