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Sierra Nevada

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sierra Nevada a mountain range in eastern California; contains Mount Whitney
    • n Sierra Nevada a mountain range in southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast to the east of Granada
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Usage

In literature:

The nearest town of any size was Nevada City, fringed by the shadows of the lofty Sierras.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
On one side it meets the horizon, on another it is bounded by the faint and far-distant range of the Sierra Nevada.
"The Golden Dream" by R.M. Ballantyne
When the pioneers came in sight of the Sierra Nevada (snowy range), they little dreamed of the canons hidden among these mountains.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Eastern base of Sierra Nevada.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
Yet there are whole forests of these upon the mountains of the Sierra Nevada.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
I had no notion that Spain possessed so fine a range of mountains as the Sierra Nevada.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Sierra Nevada, strange encounter on the, iii.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Nevada, Sierra, 241, 242.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Thence he was drawn to the Rocky Mountains, California, and Sierra Nevada.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
Possibly the main ridge of the Sierra Nevada rose also at this time.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Summit is the highest point of the pass through which the railroad crosses the Sierra Nevada, its height above sea-level being 7,042 feet.
"Ocean to Ocean on Horseback" by Willard Glazier
Pyramid Lake, and the streams of the Sierra Nevada on Brook Trout tackle.
"The Determined Angler and the Brook Trout" by Charles Bradford
Yet the mining industry in the Sierra Nevada remains to be developed.
"Southern Spain" by A.F. Calvert
RAY, M. S. A List of Land Birds of Lake Valley, Central Sierra Nevada Mountains, California.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
The first flour and bread we got to eat, was after we crossed the summit of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
"A Trip to California in 1853" by Washington Bailey
It intergrades with a somewhat larger, grayer shrew in the Sierra Nevada of California.
"Speciation of the Wandering Shrew" by James S. Findley
Between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada there were the alkali plains, unfit for human habitation.
"The Adventures of Buffalo Bill" by Col. William F. Cody
Some one told me you can see from the Sierra Nevadas in Spain to the Atlas in Africa.
"Irma in Italy" by Helen Leah Reed
Fahrenheit in the mines, and have been told that in the gulches of some of the foot-hills of the Sierra Nevada it has been known to reach 150 deg.
"Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk" by John Ross Browne
The bulk of the Chemung equals that of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
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In news:

One of two family members from California who went missing during a hunting trip in the northern Sierra Nevada has been found dead.
Presented by Crystal Charboneau From The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
A weekend storm dumped up to 14 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada and caused delays for some mountain motorists.
Nestled in a canyon near Grass Valley in the Sierra Nevada foothills is the South Yuba River state park.
Fans of Fowler 's Benni Harper mystery series will welcome this likable sequel to The Saddlemaker's Wife (2006), which follows troubled but mainly goodhearted characters in Cardinal, Calif, a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
A Fresno man is recovering after a fall during a hike and a complicated rescue in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said.
Sierra Nevada Job Corps has made it official.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul speaks during a campaign rally at the Grand Sierra Hotel in Reno, Nevada.
Two local non-profit agencies are getting some help form the Sierra Nevada Job Corps.
They are found only in the Klamath Mountain region and the southern Sierra Nevada.
SAN FRANCISCO—More snow is in the forecast for the Sierra Nevada as another storm moves into Northern California.
Folks in northwestern Henderson County are seeing a great deal of site clearing and early construction work going on at the new Sierra Nevada Brewing Company location in the Ferncliff Industrial Park in Mills River.
Recent " sierra nevada " Stories, Video and Galleries.
Studio B Is Presented By Sierra Nevada .
Visit Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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In science:

The spectroscopic data in this article were gathered with three facilities: the 1.5 m telescope at the Observatorio de Sierra Nevada (OSN), the 3.5 m telescope at Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA), and the du Pont 2.5 m telescope at Las Campanas Observatory (LCO).
The Galactic O-Star Spectroscopic Survey. I. Classification System and Bright Northern Stars in the Blue-Violet at R~2500
For the northern part of the survey, we settled on the Albireo spectrograph6 at the 1.5 m telescope of the Observatorio de Sierra Nevada (OSN), which can reach stars down to δ = −20◦.
The Galactic O-Star Spectroscopic Survey. I. Classification System and Bright Northern Stars in the Blue-Violet at R~2500
In this paper we present the results of the optical monitoring conducted at Loiano, Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Nainital and Canary Islands.
Unusually rapid variability of the GRB000301C optical afterglow
Bologna University in Loiano, Italy, at the 1.0-meter UPSO telescope in Nainital, India, at the 1.2-meter CAHA telescope in Calar Alto, Spain, at the 1.5-meter telescope of the Sierra Nevada Observatory (SNO) in Granada, Spain, and at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG) in the Canary Islands, Spain.
Unusually rapid variability of the GRB000301C optical afterglow
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