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White Mountains

A section of the Appalachian Mountains in northern New Hampshire rising to 1,917 m (6,288 ft) at Mount Washington.
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White Mountains

pl n
1. (Placename) a mountain range in the US, chiefly in N New Hampshire: part of the Appalachians. Highest peak: Mount Washington, 1917 m (6288 ft)
2. (Placename) a mountain range in the US, in E California and SW Nevada. Highest peak: White Mountain, 4342 m (14 246 ft)
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White′ Moun′tains


n.pl.
a range of the Appalachian Mountains in N New Hampshire. Highest peak, Mt. Washington, 6293 ft. (1918 m).
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"Yes, Vancouver's about as far as any vessel need want to go; and then I have caught seals off the coast of Labrador, and walked my way through the raspberry plains at the back of the White Mountains."
"Vancouver," "Labrador," "The White Mountains," the very names, thus casually mentioned on a Surrey heath, seemed full of the sounding sea.
A third, being encamped on a hunting expedition full forty miles south of the White Mountains, awoke at midnight, and beheld the Great Carbuncle gleaming like a meteor, so that the shadows of the trees fell backward from it.
And never, on the diadem of the White Mountains, did the Great Carbuncle hold a place half so honored as is reserved for it in the hall of the De Veres!"
But I was wishing we had a good farm in Bartlett, or Bethlehem, or Littleton, or some other township round the White Mountains; but not where they could tumble on our heads.
And those sublimer towers, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, whence, in peculiar moods, comes that gigantic ghostliness over the soul at the bare mention of that name, while the thought of Virginia's Blue Ridge is full of a soft, dewy, distant dreaminess?
It is indeed a remarkable fact to see so many of the same plants living on the snowy regions of the Alps or Pyrenees, and in the extreme northern parts of Europe; but it is far more remarkable, that the plants on the White Mountains, in the United States of America, are all the same with those of Labrador, and nearly all the same, as we hear from Asa Gray, with those on the loftiest mountains of Europe.
One man proposed a book in which visitors should write their names, as at the White Mountains; but, alas!
I have hunted silvertips in the White Mountains of Arizona and thought them quite the largest and most formidable of big game; but from the appearance of the head of this awful creature I judged that the largest grizzly I had ever seen would shrink by comparison to the dimensions of a Newfoundland dog.
White Mountains will also invest USD 50 million across Elementum's funds.
White Mountains will invest USD 50m across Elementum's funds.
The Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains have begun a collaboration with the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute in Manchester designed to increase girls' awareness and interest in STEM career paths.