chain of mountains


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Noun1.chain of mountains - a series of hills or mountainschain of mountains - a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
massif - a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range
mountain pass, notch, pass - the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
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Here ends that long chain of mountains that reaches from this place even to the entrance of the Red Sea.
After passing over the first chain of mountains we skirted a salt sea, upon whose bosom swam countless horrid things.
This part of Tierra del Fuego may be considered as the extremity of the submerged chain of mountains already alluded to.
As far as he could see, chain after chain of mountains heaved themselves into his vision.
On the extreme verge of the horizon lie a long chain of mountain peaks, with their rugged summits flecked with snow.
Thanks to massive support from the UAE Armed Forces, Yemeni forces that regrouped in military bases inside and outside the country managed to expel the militants from their former strongholds, forcing them into taking refuge along a chain of mountains in Baydha.
Stone houses still exist in Jebel Jais along with the chain of mountains from Ras Al Khaimah all the way to Hormuz," explains Ahmad Al Shehhi, as he welcomes visitors with dates and qahwa.
The Syrian Army troops continued the offensive on Al-Nusra Front positions in Southwestern Damascus and managed to seize control over Bardaya Chain of Mountains, military sources confirmed on Sunday.
SUNDAY, BBC2, 8PM Mexico: Earth's Festival Of Life Mexico is more than 2000 miles long, dominated by a great chain of mountains, the Sierra Madre.
The Blue Ridge is named for a chain of mountains that is right near my hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.
The northern Caribbean coast is marked by an east-west trending chain of mountains which formed as a result of movements at the junction of the South American and the Caribbean tectonic plates.
That afternoon we drove on to the lakeside resort of Queenstown, dominated by The Remarkables chain of mountains, and chilled out the following day with a cruise on the historic coal-fired paddle steamer TSS Earnslaw and a cable car ride.