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Definition of the noun mountain chain

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  1. a series of hills or mountains

Alternative definition of the noun mountain chain


  1. A series of mountain ranges stretching across a continent

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Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

are aggravated into chains; but these chains not connected together by a central or high mountain chain, Hence it never forms groups. It is lower than alpine land; and is often intersected, which is never the case with alpine land. 11. The third ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1824)

Supplement to the 4th, 5th, and 6th Editions ... With Preliminary Dissertations on the History of the Sciences ...

Geognosy, increases considerably, and sometimes we cannot STS- reach the mountain chain but by a very steep ascent, sometimes, indeed, nearly vertical, so that the valley seems to terminate suddenly opposite to a perpendicular face.

Google previewThe Cyclopædia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature. By Abraham Rees, ... with the Assistance of Eminent Professional Gentlemen. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings, by the Most Disinguished Artists. In Thirthy-nine Volumes. Vol. 1 [- 39] (1819)

They vary in magnitude and extent ; , the most confiderable, ćalled alfo chief mountain chain, is that which, proceeding from the middle of the high mountain chain, reaches to the foot of the group; the other chains either shoot from the foot of ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

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midoceanic ridge A submarine mountain chain formed of upwelling molten rock. mirage An optical illusion ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

The second feature in the general aspect of high land is mountainous land; it is composed of single mountains collected into chains, which however, not being joined together by a central or high mountain chain, are never seen to form groups.

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