chain of mountains


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Noun1.chain of mountains - a series of hills or mountainschain of mountains - a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
massif - a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range
mountain pass, notch, 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"
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Here ends that long chain of mountains that reaches from this place even to the entrance of the Red Sea.
After passing over the first chain of mountains we skirted a salt sea, upon whose bosom swam countless horrid things.
This part of Tierra del Fuego may be considered as the extremity of the submerged chain of mountains already alluded to.
As far as he could see, chain after chain of mountains heaved themselves into his vision.
On the extreme verge of the horizon lie a long chain of mountain peaks, with their rugged summits flecked with snow.
The Usambara Mountains comprise the easternmost ranges of the Eastern Arc Mountains, a chain of mountains in Kenya and Tanzania.
Born in the port city of Latakia in 1924, Mina was raised in the villages of the Sanjak of Alexandretta, a narrow coastal plain backed by a chain of mountains on the lower valley of the Orontes River (now part of Turkey).
17 Fruit and oxygen on chain of mountains - sierra (7)
20 Rob is definitely going east, initially to a chain of mountains (5)
"Stone houses still exist in Jebel Jais along with the chain of mountains from Ras Al Khaimah all the way to Hormuz," explains Ahmad Al Shehhi, as he welcomes visitors with dates and qahwa.
With the chain of mountains separating Lebanon and Syria draped with snow, the wind that whipped off the peaks gathered force while one Army officer led the way up the steps to the top of the Dhour Wadi al-Tineh watchtower.
The Syrian Army troops continued the offensive on Al-Nusra Front positions in Southwestern Damascus and managed to seize control over Bardaya Chain of Mountains, military sources confirmed on Sunday.