mountain chain


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mountain chain

n
(Physical Geography) a series of ranges of mountains
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Noun1.mountain chain - a series of hills or mountainsmountain chain - 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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Baffled in his attempts to traverse this mountain chain, Mr.
If this great bed of pebbles, without including the mud necessarily derived from their attrition, was piled into a mound, it would form a great mountain chain! When we consider that all these pebbles, countless as the grains of sand in the desert, have been derived from the slow falling of masses of rock on the old coast-lines and banks of rivers, and that these fragments have been dashed into smaller pieces, and that each of them has since been slowly rolled, rounded, and far transported the mind is stupefied in thinking over the long, absolutely necessary, lapse of years.
[1] A mountain chain in northwestern Germany, between the Elbe and the Weser.
A totally different class has now sprung up:--"the Mountaineers," the traders and trappers that scale the vast mountain chains, and pursue their hazardous vocations amidst their wild recesses.
On each continent, also, we see the same fact; for on the opposite sides of lofty and continuous mountain-ranges, and of great deserts, and sometimes even of large rivers, we find different productions; though as mountain chains, deserts, &c., are not as impassable, or likely to have endured so long as the oceans separating continents, the differences are very inferior in degree to those characteristic of distinct continents.
At least a third of the huge ice fields in Asia's towering mountain chain are doomed to melt due to climate change, according to a landmark report, with serious consequences for almost 2bn people.
The mid-sized dogs described in the study - standing up to half-a-metre tall, and weighing about 15kg - resemble 'shepherd dogs of the current Pyrenees,' the mountain chain separating France and Spain, Albizuri said.
Which mountain chain is known as the backbone of England?
Stephen said: "The Minnigaff Range is Scotland's southwesternmost mountain chain and, with the foothills, is truly magical.
Perhaps the most important thing that has been achieved is security, especially after uprooting scores of terrorists that had been taking shelter in Lebanon's eastern mountain chain."
The Spokesman of the Center for Security Information Brigadier Yehia Rasool, said that "the forces of the federal police conducted a search operation in the areas and villages (Haj Hussein - Hawi Tal al-Shaer - Codeleh - Duweizat - Al-Anawiya -Karhat Qazan - mountain chain behind the neighborhood of Tanak - Idris Khabaz - Daoud Aakoula), "referring to the lifting of 30 explosive devices, and the detonation of two explosive devices, and found a cache belonging to Daesh terrorist gangs, which was blown up completely." / End