range of mountains


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Noun1.range of mountains - a series of hills or mountainsrange 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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Once we broke back to the westward, crossing a range of mountains and coming down to the coast.
One thing about it is very strange: it never has even a skim of ice upon its surface, although lakes in the same range of mountains, lying in a lower and warmer temperature, freeze over in winter.
The first thing I noticed was a range of mountains about two thousand feet high, the shapes of which were most capricious.
After twenty days of marching from the time we had crossed the mountains and passed out of our own country we came again to another range of mountains. Up their side we followed the great river, that had now dwindled to a tiny rivulet, until we came to a little cave near the mountain-top.
It was an unhappy life that I lived, and its one dominant anxiety, towering over all its other anxieties like a high mountain above a range of mountains, never disappeared from my view.
Beyond, to the north, they glimpsed another portion of the valley, and, still beyond, the opposing wall of the valley-- a range of mountains, the highest of which reared its red and battered ancient crater against a rosy and mellowing sky.
Far in the distance he saw another range of mountains beyond which he felt must lie the hunting ground of the Mangani.
Beyond, to the west, rose range on range of mountains cuddling purple mists of atmosphere in their valleys; and still beyond, over the last range of all, he saw the silver sheen of the Pacific.
"And it is supposed to be in a buried city named Kurzon, somewhere in the Sierra de Merendon range of mountains, in the vicinity of the Copan valley.
Some seven hours' incessant, hard travelling brought us early in the morning to the end of a range of mountains. In front of us there lay a piece of low, broken, desert land, which we must now cross.
The Deosai mountains are a range of mountains in the Himalayas and the second highest plateau in the world after Changtang Tibetan Plateau.
Dhofar is blessed with white beaches, soft sands, a range of mountains, valleys, flat plains, desert extending to the Empty Quarter, water springs, natural fountains and various caves.