Vesuvius


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Ve·su·vi·us

(vĭ-so͞o′vē-əs), Mount
A volcano, 1,281 m (4,203 ft) high, of southern Italy on the eastern shore of the Bay of Naples. A violent eruption in ad 79 destroyed the nearby cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Since that time it has erupted about three dozen times, most recently in the period from 1913 to 1944.

Ve·su′vi·an adj.

Vesuvius

(vɪˈsuːvɪəs)
n
(Placename) a volcano in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: first recorded eruption in 79 ad, which destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae; numerous eruptions since then. Average height: 1220 m (4003 ft). Italian name: Vesuvio

Ve•su•vi•us

(vəˈsu vi əs)

n.
Mount, an active volcano in SW Italy, near Naples: its eruption destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum A.D. 79. ab. 3900 ft. (1190 m).
Ve•su′vi•an, adj.
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Noun1.Vesuvius - a volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coastVesuvius - a volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coast; a Plinian eruption in 79 AD buried Pompeii and killed Pliny the Elder; last erupted in 1944
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Translations
Vesuvius
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[vɪˈsuːvɪəs] NVesubio m

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[vɪˈsuːviəs] nVésuve m

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[vɪˈsuːvɪəs] nVesuvio
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Rome [by rail], Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Vergil's tomb, and possibly the ruins of Paestum can be visited, as well as the beautiful surroundings of Naples and its charming bay.
It was the volcanoes Vesuvius and Etna that she meant.
Measuring the old craters formed by the first eruptions of Vesuvius and Etna, we find them little more than three miles in breadth.
I never knew which I liked best, the moonlit ones when you sculled through silver and could see for miles, or the dark nights when the fishermen's torches stood for the sea, and a red zig-zag in the sky for old Vesuvius.
So I saw the stars close overhead, and the fishermen's torches far below, the coastwise lights and the crimson hieroglyph that spelt Vesuvius, before I plunged into the darkness of the shaft.
Rapid currents bearing all these gases in diffusion and torrents of lava slid to the bottom of the mountain like an eruption of Vesuvius on another Terra del Greco.
For the present Lord Steyne lives at Naples, preferring the view of the Bay and Capri and Vesuvius to the dreary aspect of the wall in Gaunt Square.
I'll partake of no one's hospitality, until I have - a - moved Mount Vesuvius - to eruption - on - a - the abandoned rascal - HEEP
If Vesuvius, Etna, and Hecla in Iceland (all three relatively nearer each other than the corresponding points in South America), suddenly burst forth in eruption on the same night, the coincidence would be thought remarkable; but it is far more remarkable in this case, where the three vents fall on the same great mountain-chain, and where the vast plains along the entire eastern coast, and the upraised recent shells along more than 2000 miles on the western coast, show in how equable and connected a manner the elevatory forces have acted.
He would come triumphantly flying out of Vesuvius and Aetna ahead of the lava, and would boil unharmed in the hot springs of Iceland, and would float majestically down the Ganges and the Nile.
Hobnail, the reformer; and Reverend Jul Bat, who has converted the whole torrid zone in his Sunday school; and Signor Torre del Greco, who extinguished Vesuvius by pouring into it the Bay of Naples; Spahi, the Persian ambassador; and Tul Wil Shan, the exiled nabob of Nepaul, whose saddle is the new moon.
As they woke on the Wednesday morning, nerves were running high, they were about to begin their walk up Mount Vesuvius, the towering volcano, which with a single eruption could devastate millions of people's lives in the Naples region.