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chain of mountains

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chain of mountains a series of hills or mountains "the valley was between two ranges of hills","the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
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Usage

In literature:

Beyond is what appears to be a chain of distant mountains.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
But, through hate of chains, and slav'ry, suppos'd, Forsake their mountain tops, and rush to arms.
"The Battle of Bunkers-Hill" by Hugh Henry Brackenridge
In reality this is a great submarine mountain chain that is believed at one time to have belonged to the continent of North America.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Farther illustration of the distant character of mountain chains.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
Far ahead could be discerned the chain of mountains, their peaks looking blue and misty in the distance.
"Through Apache Lands" by R. H. Jayne
In the distance rose a chain of deep blue mountains, perpendicular as a wall; it was the Judaean chain.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
Beyond this region rose up a vast chain of mountains, which we were obliged to clamber over.
"Devil Stories" by Various
These "parks" are great plateaus, not all of them level, lying below the barriers of surrounding mountain chains.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The sees to the north of the mentioned mountain chain belong to Valladolid; those of the south to Toledo.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
After two days' journey we reached the foot of a chain of mountains, the summits of which were lost in the clouds.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
A chain of low mountains crosses the southern portion of the semicircle, in a parallel line with the Tagus.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
The forest of Cardik and the last spurs of the mountain chain of Men-Brez border on the moor.
"The Carlovingian Coins" by Eugène Sue
All the country north of the central mountain chain and west of 23 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Far away to the southwest were various chains of mountains, rising above an elevated but broken region.
"The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon" by Wyn Roosevelt
Pentagonal network of mountain chains, M. E. de Beaumont on, 170.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
It looks like a chain of mountains set in the sea.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The view from the hill is terminated, to the westward, by the distant chain of the Rocky Mountains, running nearly N.W.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
Finally, after passing over a chain of darkened mountains, eerily lighted at the peaks by the Sun, there came a yell.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
In the province of Pinar del Rio, we find another system, or chain of mountains, dominated by the Sierra de los Organos or Organ mountains.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
The mountain chains of England, Scotland, and Wales rose as now, but higher.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
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In poetry:

This night,
Long like the drooping feathers
Of the pheasant,
The chain of mountains,
Shall I sleep alone?
"Alone One Night" by Edward Powys Mathers
A little and a lone green lane
That opened on a common wide;
A distant, dreamy, dim blue chain
Of mountains circling every side;
"A little while, a little while" by Emily Jane Bronte
A little and a lone green lane
That opened on a common wide;
A distant, dreary, dim blue chain
Of mountains circling every side;
"Holyday" by Emily Jane Bronte
And, westering still, the star which leads
The New World in its train
Has tipped with fire the icy spears
Of many a mountain chain.
"On Receiving An Eagle's Quill From Lake Superior" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"So far I live to the northward,
No man lives north of me;
To the east are wild mountain-chains;
And beyond them meres and plains;
To the westward all is sea.
"Discoverer Of The North Cape. A Leaf From King Alfred's Orosius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He looks from the mountain-chain
Toward the seas, that cleave in twain
The continents; his hand
Points southward o'er the land
Of Roumili! O Czar,
Batyushka! Gosudar!
"The White Czar. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

The Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home to the world's largest peaks NATURE explores the diversity of wildlife and habitats of this mountain chain, starring the mysterious snow leopard.
Northern California restaurant chain Fresh Choice, known for its salad buffets and farm-to-fork ideals, has shuttered the last of its stores after failing to appease creditors and overcome a mountain of debt.
Mining mountains of consumer info helps chains target guests more effectively More.
Alaska's frigid and remote Aleutian island chain, the towering Andes mountains of South America, and the tropical islands of Micronesia would seem to have little in common.
In these conditions, the local landscape transforms into an amusement park of sledding terrain-the envy of the flatlanders down our rime-ice-capped mountain chain.
The residents of the tiny mountain town appear to reject the types of chain restaurants and shops that you'd find virtually anywhere else in America.
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In science:

These HORTAUs, also named Skimming neutrinos, studied also in peculiar approximation in the frame of AUGER experiment,, maybe also originated on front of mountain chains, either by ντ N, ¯ντ N interactions as well as by ¯νe e → W − → ¯ντ τ .
Upward and Horizontal Tau Air-showers from Earth Crust Crowns: Traces of Highest Energy Neutrinos Beam Dump in Widest Volumes
HORTAUs from mountain chains must nevertheless occur, even for no flavour mixing, as being inevitable ¯νe secondaries of common pion-muon decay chains (π− → µ− + ¯νµ → e− + ¯νe ) near the astrophysical sources at Pevs energies.
Upward and Horizontal Tau Air-showers from Earth Crust Crowns: Traces of Highest Energy Neutrinos Beam Dump in Widest Volumes
Beyond underground km3 detectors a new generation of UHE neutrino calorimeter lay on front of mountain chains and just underneath our feet: The Earth itself offers huge Crown Volumes as Beam Dump calorimeters observable via upward Tau Air Showers, UPTAUs and HORTAUs.
Upward and Horizontal Tau Air-showers from Earth Crust Crowns: Traces of Highest Energy Neutrinos Beam Dump in Widest Volumes
Genetic and linguistic boundaries in Europe mostly coincide, and about two thirds of them agree with natural boundaries like a mountain chain or sea .
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
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