Sierra Nevada

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Si·er·ra Ne·va·da

 (sē-ĕr′ə nə-văd′ə, -vä′də)
1. (also syĕr′ä nĕ-vä′thä) A mountain range of southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast east of Granada. It rises to 3,479 m (11,414 ft) at Mulhacén.
2. A mountain range of eastern California extending about 650 km (400 mi) between the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys and the Nevada border. Mount Whitney, 4,417 m (14,491 ft), is the highest elevation.
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Sierra Nevada

n (functioning as singular)
1. (Placename) a mountain range in E California, parallel to the Coast Ranges. Highest peak: Mount Whitney, 4418 m (14 495 ft)
2. (Placename) a mountain range in SE Spain, mostly in Granada and Almería provinces. Highest peak: Cerro de Mulhacén, 3478 m (11 411 ft)
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Sier′ra Nevad′a

1. a mountain range in E California. Highest peak, Mt. Whitney, 14,495 ft. (4418 m).
2. a mountain range in S Spain. Highest peak, Mulhacén, 11,411 ft. (3478 m).
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Noun1.Sierra Nevada - a mountain range in southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast to the east of GranadaSierra Nevada - a mountain range in southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast to the east of Granada
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
2.Sierra Nevada - a mountain range in eastern CaliforniaSierra Nevada - a mountain range in eastern California; contains Mount Whitney
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
Donner Pass - a mountain pass in northeastern California near Lake Tahoe; site where in 1844 some members of an emigrant party survived by eating those who had died
Mount Whitney, Whitney - the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada range in California (14,494 feet high)
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On leaving Omaha, it passes along the left bank of the Platte River as far as the junction of its northern branch, follows its southern branch, crosses the Laramie territory and the Wahsatch Mountains, turns the Great Salt Lake, and reaches Salt Lake City, the Mormon capital, plunges into the Tuilla Valley, across the American Desert, Cedar and Humboldt Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and descends, via Sacramento, to the Pacific--its grade, even on the Rocky Mountains, never exceeding one hundred and twelve feet to the mile.
The train, on leaving Sacramento, and passing the junction, Roclin, Auburn, and Colfax, entered the range of the Sierra Nevada. 'Cisco was reached at seven in the morning; and an hour later the dormitory was transformed into an ordinary car, and the travellers could observe the picturesque beauties of the mountain region through which they were steaming.
From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region of desolation and silence.
But in my game bag was food, and the old house would afford shelter, if shelter were needed on a warm and dewless night in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where one may sleep in comfort on the pine needles, without covering.
On this morning of the Great Snow, perchance, which is still raging and chilling men's blood, I bear the muffled tone of their engine bell from out the fog bank of their chilled breath, which announces that the cars are coming, without long delay, notwithstanding the veto of a New England northeast snow-storm, and I behold the plowmen covered with snow and rime, their heads peering, above the mould-board which is turning down other than daisies and the nests of field mice, like bowlders of the Sierra Nevada, that occupy an outside place in the universe.
They're designed to be used 15 or more times and have autonomous launch, flight and landing capabilities, ( according to Sierra Nevada Corp.
The commitment to quality paid off, as it helped create a local reputation that put Sierra Nevada on the map.
"We're both family owned, our children are hands on, and we share a passion for great beer," explained Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada. "We're aligned in so many ways, and I am confident that any beer that emerges from our partnership will be outstanding."
"Over the decades, I've heard some pessimists say that we'll never delist Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep," said Kevin Hurley, conservation director of the Wild Sheep Foundation.
Just as Sierra Nevada's Ken and Brian Grossman lead the brewery as a father-son team, Brauhaus Riegele has a father-son duo at the helm.
A team of UC researchers is investigating how thinning forests could increase the water yield of the Sierra Nevada, which supplies about 60% of the surface water used by California's cities and farms.

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