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Pe·lée

 (pə-lā′), Mount
A volcano, 1,397 m (4,583 ft) high, on northern Martinique in the French West Indies. Its eruption on May 8, 1902, killed some 40,000 people.
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Pelée

(pəˈleɪ)
n
(Placename) Mount Pelée a volcano in the Caribbean, in N Martinique: erupted in 1902, killing every person but one in the town of Saint-Pierre. Height: 1463 m (4800 ft)
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Pe•lée

(pəˈleɪ)

n.
Mount, a volcano in the West Indies, on the island of Martinique: eruption 1902. 4428 ft. (1350 m).
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Kipling and a good many others have demonstrated the fact that animals can express themselves in remunerative English, and no magazine goes to press nowadays without an animal story in it, except the old-style monthlies that are still running pictures of Bryan and the Mont Pelee horror.
1902: Mount Pelee erupted on the island of Martinique, destroying the town of St Pierre and killing more than 30,000 people in just three minutes.
Beginning with the Bronze Age eruption, the book tells the human and geological stories of eruptions of such volcanoes as Vesuvius, Krakatau, Mount Pelee, and Tristan da Cunha.
Daniel Picouly's "Quatre-vingt-dix secondes" challenges conventional ideas of identity, telling the story of Mount Pelee a volcano that erupted in 1902 and destroyed the town below in 90 seconds.
1902 Mount Pelee on the French West Indian island of Martinique erupts, wiping out city of St Pierre and killing all but two of its 30,000 residents.
He reminisced Matiba's engagement with Pelee to train Kenyans on sports matters before his resignation to deal with other things at the height of resistance to the changes.
Mount Pelee on Martinique, an island in the Caribbean Sea erupted in 1902 killing thousands.
As early as the summer of 1900, activity was noted in the crater of Mount Pelee, towering over the northern tip of Martinique.
One example is Thetis och Pelee, Gustaf's first opera, which he wrote shortly after his coronation.