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Ver·mont

 (vər-mŏnt′) Abbr. VT or Vt.
A state of the northeast United States bordering on Canada. It was admitted as the 14th state in 1791. Explored by Samuel de Champlain in 1609, the region was settled by the British in 1724. Claims to the area were relinquished by Massachusetts in 1781, New Hampshire in 1782, and New York in 1790. Montpelier is the capital and Burlington the largest city.

Ver·mont′er n.

Vermont

(vɜːˈmɒnt)
n
(Placename) a state in the northeastern US: crossed from north to south by the Green Mountains; bounded on the east by the Connecticut River and by Lake Champlain in the northwest Capital: Montpelier. Pop: 619 107 (2003 est). Area: 24 887 sq km (9609 sq miles). Abbreviation: Vt or VT (with zip code)

Ver•mont

(vərˈmɒnt)

n.
a state of the NE United States: a part of New England. 608,827; 9609 sq. mi. (24,885 sq. km). Cap.: Montpelier. Abbr.: VT, Vt.
Ver•mont′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vermont - a state in New EnglandVermont - a state in New England    
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
New England - a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
capital of Vermont, Montpelier - capital of the state of Vermont; located in north central Vermont
Bennington - a town in southwestern Vermont
Brattleboro - a town in southeastern Vermont on the Connecticut River
Burlington - the largest city in Vermont; located in northwestern Vermont on Lake Champlain; site of the University of Vermont
Rutland - a town in central Vermont
Green Mountains - a range of the Appalachian Mountains that extends from south to north through Vermont
Lake Champlain, Champlain - a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
Taconic Mountains - a range of the Appalachian Mountains along the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont
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Tell me, why this strong young colt, foaled in some peaceful valley of Vermont, far removed from all beasts of prey --why is it that upon the sunniest day, if you but shake a fresh buffalo robe behind him, so that he cannot even see it, but only smells its wild animal muskiness --why will he start, snort, and with bursting eyes paw the ground in phrensies of affright?
Of two brothers, very similar in temperament and character, one had settled on a flourishing farm in Vermont, and the other became an opulent planter in Louisiana.
One length of it may still be seen at the Vail homestead in Lyndonville, Vermont.
Those who had an opportunity of seeing the inside of the transactions which attended the progress of the controversy between this State and the district of Vermont, can vouch the opposition we experienced, as well from States not interested as from those which were interested in the claim; and can attest the danger to which the peace of the Confederacy might have been exposed, had this State attempted to assert its rights by force.
Then, emphasising his words with his loud voice and frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons from Biblical times: how that, in Israel, a Mormon prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Mormon; how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph Smith, junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as a mystical prophet in 1825; and how, in short, the celestial messenger appeared to him in an illuminated forest, and gave him the annals of the Lord.
Farnham, a clerk, a tall "Green Mountain boy" from Vermont, who had been robbed of a pistol, acted as executioner.
and a young woman--a girl, a female, I don't know what to call her--from Vermont, or Minnesota, or some such place.
Viola Ruffner, the wife of General Ruffner, was a "Yankee" woman from Vermont.
Vermont Bankes, William Rodney, and, possibly, Mrs.
He is coming on because an old uncle up in Vermont has conveniently died and left Wilson a little money--something like ten thousand.
Philip Eckert lived for many years in an old, weather-stained wooden house about three miles from the little town of Marion, in Vermont.
They traveled in this way through the east of the Union, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire; the north and west by New York, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin; returning to the south by Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana; they went to the southeast by Alabama and Florida, going up by Georgia and the Carolinas, visiting the center by Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and Indiana, and, after quitting the Washington station, re-entered Baltimore, where for four days one would have thought that the United States of America were seated at one immense banquet, saluting them simultaneously with the same hurrahs