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Mount Everest


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mount Everest a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
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  • Aldous Huxley
    “People will insist on treating the mons Veneris as though it were Mount Everest. Too silly!”


In literature:

In front of the "Albatross," at a height of twenty-nine thousand feet, towered Mount Everest.
"Rubur the Conqueror" by Jules Verne
Mount Everest stands in the center, but is so much farther away that it does not seem so much higher than the rest.
"Modern India" by William Eleroy Curtis
He would be like a man who could not call Mount Everest high unless he had climbed it.
"All Things Considered" by G. K. Chesterton
EVEREST, MOUNT, the highest mountain in the world; is one of the Himalayan peaks in Nepal, India; is 29,002 ft. above sea-level.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
They rear themselves beneath and around me as the lesser peaks of the Himalayas seen from Mount Everest.
"The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2" by Various
It is said to be 32,786 feet high, or 3,786 feet higher than Mount Everest, of the Himalayan Range.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 354, October 9, 1886" by Various
Haney and the Chief were like men who'd been rolled down Mount Everest in a barrel.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
A few of these, technically called "deeps," are about six miles deep, in which Mount Everest would be engulfed.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Mount Godwin-Austen in the Karakorum is only about 650 feet lower than Mount Everest.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
"The Log of the Flying Fish" by Harry Collingwood
Mount Everest, 29,002 feet high, eighty miles distant, and the highest peak in the world, as usual was but dimly seen.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Take the height of Mount Everest, which is 29,002 feet.
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
A man might as well try to breathe without oxygen on Mount Everest as attempt to give his own life the proper dramatic values.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
I observed a gigantic quadrangular peak which I took to be Mount Everest.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
In this range the supreme summit is Mount Everest, the highest point on the Earth, 29,002 feet above sea-level.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Our loftiest mountain, Mount Everest, is generally stated as about 29,000 feet in height.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
Such are some of the advantages which men in general will obtain from the attempt to climb Mount Everest.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
The highest peak in the world is Mount Everest, which is taken to be 29,002 feet above sea-level, and is situated at the back of Nepal.
"Kashmir" by Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
They present the same amount of white above the snow line as does Mount Everest.
"A Summer's Outing" by Carter H. Harrison
Mount Everest is twenty-nine thousand and two feet in height.
"The Great Airship." by F. S. Brereton

In news:

Mount Everest Not for Experts Only.
In 2002, 63-year-old Japanese women Tamae Watanabe scaled Mount Everest .
When an 85-year-old British woman announced she was going to climb Mount Everest, she started a media frenzy.
Grace Vandecruze-Heyliger recently talked about her inclusion in a book about happy, successful working women and about her climb to the base camp of Mount Everest.
A few months ago, Nepal, under pressure from China, closed the popular South Col route on Mount Everest for 10 days so Chinese mountaineers could carry the Olympic torch to the summit unhindered by human traffic.
Kedrowski will recount his story of the events leading up to one of the deadliest nights in the history of Mount Everest.
The peak of Mount Everest, 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) above sea level.
Dozens climbed Mount Everest today as the delayed season nears an end, The Associated Press reported.
In this May 6, 2003 file photo, Mount Everest, at 8,850-meter (29,035-foot), the world's tallest mountain situated in the Nepal-Tibet border as seen from an airplane.
A professor at Central Washington University helps rescue stranded climbers on Mount Everest over the weekend, in what turned out to be a disastrous climb.
An Ogden resident and Mount Everest climber spent the night in the hospital, while bad weather claimed the lives of other climbers on the mountain over the weekend.
(Courtesy photo) Climbers on the summit of Mount Everest on Saturday, May 26.
(AP) — Laramie resident Mark Jenkins has reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who made the first ascent of Mount Everest with beekeeper Ed Hillary in 1953.
As a young child Egyptian mountaineer Omar Samra didn't resemble someone who would one day tackle Mount Everest.