mountain peak


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Noun1.mountain peak - the summit of a mountainmountain peak - the summit of a mountain    
crest, summit, top, peak, tip, crown - the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
mountain, mount - a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
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Yet more than worthy of the love My spirit struggled with, and strove, When, on the mountain peak, alone, Ambition lent it a new tone - I had no being - but in thee: The world, and all it did contain In the earth - the air - the sea - Its joy - its little lot of pain That was new pleasure -- the ideal, Dim, vanities of dreams by night - And dimmer nothings which were real -(Shadows - and a more shadowy light
It is a strip of land lying round about the base of a lofty mountain peak, a bare surface of rock with no growth of any kind upon it; deep clefts are riven in its sheer inaccessible sides.
On the western slope of the mountain peak, the commandant saw the buildings belonging to a farm of some size.
But soon they were to be hidden from her eye Densely and dark the mists began to gather below, casting black spots of shadow on the vast landscape, and sailing heavily to one centre, as if the loftiest mountain peak had summoned a council of its kindred clouds.
1) A mountain peak near Thebes which took its name from the Sphinx (called in "Theogony" l.
Public-spirited citizens wrote to the papers, declaiming against the maintenance of such a danger to the community, and demanding that the United States government build a national leprosarium on some remote island or isolated mountain peak.
If he was a fortress she was a mountain peak, whom all might tread, but whom the snows made nightly virginal.
The ranges of mountain peaks which Captain Bonneville speaks of, as rising from its bosom, are probably the summits of mountains beyond it, which may be visible at a vast distance, when viewed from an eminence, in the transparent atmosphere of these lofty regions.
To the high mountain peaks of faith and sanctity he would have climbed, had not the tendency been thwarted by the burden, whatever it might be, of crime or anguish, beneath which it was his doom to totter.
In the household of the Notch he found warmth and simplicity of feeling, the pervading intelligence of New England, and a poetry of native growth, which they had gathered when they little thought of it from the mountain peaks and chasms, and at the very threshold of their romantic and dangerous abode.
On the extreme verge of the horizon lie a long chain of mountain peaks, with their rugged summits flecked with snow.
Toward dusk we drew near Milan and caught glimpses of the city and the blue mountain peaks beyond.