The Mountain


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(French Hist.) a popular name given in 1793 to a party of extreme Jacobins in the National Convention, who occupied the highest rows of seats.
- La montagne

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They had to be continually on the alert, too, against the mountain tribes, who beset every defile, laid ambuscades in their path, or attacked them in their night encampments; so that, of the hardy bands of trappers that first entered into these regions, three-fifths are said to have fallen by the hands of savage foes.
A competition immediately ensued between the two companies for the trade with the mountain tribes and the trapping of the head-waters of the Columbia and the other great tributaries of the Pacific.
Many knights had come from afar to try their luck, but it was in vain they attempted to climb the mountain.
A heap of corpses both of riders and horses lay round the mountain, and many dying men lay groaning there unable to go any farther with their wounded limbs.
We may infer, from the frozen mammals and nature of the mountain vegetation, that Siberia was similarly affected.
As they approached the mountain there were signs of a greater abundance of water.
So when Zarathustra thus ascended the mountain, he thought on the way of his many solitary wanderings from youth onwards, and how many mountains and ridges and summits he had already climbed.
Head marvels how mines have been discovered in such extraordinary situations, as the bleak summit of the mountain of S.
So the old Nome climbed the foothills and trudged along the wild mountain paths until he came to a big gully that encircled the Mountain of Phantastico and marked the boundary line of the dominion of the Phanfasms.
It is not impossible that this conceit occurred to Hawthorne before he had himself seen the Old Man of the Mountain, or the Profile, in the Franconia Notch which is generally associated in the minds of readers with The Great Stone Face.
The ignorant inhabitants of plains are prone to clothe the mountains that bound their horizon with fanciful and superstitious attributes.
world-- everything to a dead world, where avalanches, rolling from the summits of the mountains, would disperse noiselessly at the bottom of the abyss, retaining the motion, but wanting the sound.