mountain pass

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Noun1.mountain pass - the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaksmountain 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"
location - a point or extent in space
col, gap - a pass between mountain peaks
defile, gorge - a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
chain of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, range of mountains, range, chain - a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
saddleback, saddle - a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)
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The keys of the mountain passes still lay in the hands of the shifty and ignoble Charles of Navarre, who had chaffered and bargained both with the English and with the Spanish, taking money from the one side to hold them open and from the other to keep them sealed.
All this was not an uplifting thing to recall, but as the train whirled him through mountain passes and golden plains the man who was "coming alive" began to think in a new way and he thought long and steadily and deeply.
In the homely Alpine villages or in the lonely mountain passes, I could tell by his quick glancing eyes and his sharp scrutiny of every face that passed us, that he was well convinced that, walk where we would, we could not walk ourselves clear of the danger which was dogging our footsteps.
He was old, and his woollen gaberdine still reeked of the stinking artemisia of the mountain passes.
'We discussed the road communication between Sarajevo and Tuzla, and we will use the same principle as with the Karaula mountain pass, by lowering the elevation of the mountain passes NiA!ici and Gojakovici,' said Novalic.
The route, avoiding motorways where possible, leads drivers along 22 lakes and over five mountain passes ascending the route's highest peak at the Furka Pass - a magnificent 2429 metres above sea level.
Mountain passes partially closedThe mountain passes of Donovaly and Scaronturec are not passable for trucks at the moment, the website informed.
Snow blizzards in Dobrudzha, Ludogorie and the mountain passes. Morning temperatures will range from minus 2-0A[degrees] in North Bulgaria to 4-8A[degrees] in the southern part of the country, minus 4A[degrees]-minus 2A[degrees] is expected in Northern Bulgaria and the high fields at about 2.00 pm, 2-4A[degrees] in the Upper Thracian Valley.
It was an impressive effort for both Morales and Oranza as they dominated what race officials consider as a 'killer stage' after negotiating mountain passes in Kaybiang Tunnel that connects Ternate, Cavite, and Nasugbu, Batangas, and Leynes in Talisay.
New Delhi was the starting point and destination as he passed through 23 mountain passes. The distance between Himalaya and New Delhi is 656 km.
clearance of mountain passes in Rajgal despite this being the most treacherous terrain where terrorists were entrenched on the high mountain passes to stay both sides of the border, is a manifestation of Pakistan's commitment to check cross border movement and will go a long way in helping our initiative of Border Management.

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