mountain


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mountain

related in some way to high altitude.

mountain devil
see lambertiaformosa.
mountain disease
see altitude sickness.
mountain gorilla
Gorilla gorilla beringei.
mountain laurel
see kalmia.
mountain lion
see mountain lion.
mountain mahogany
mountain pink
centauriumbeyrichii.
mountain sickness
see altitude sickness.
mountain silvery lupine
lupinusalpestris.
mountain thermopsis
thermopsismontana.
References in classic literature ?
The influx of this wandering trade has had its effects on the habits of the mountain tribes.
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.
Sticking his spurs into his horse he made a rush at the mountain, and got up half-way, then he calmly turned his horse's head and came down again without a slip or stumble.
The beast shied, opened its wide nostrils and tossed its mane, then rearing high up in the air, its hind feet slipped and it fell with its rider down the steep mountain side.
Watson has recently remarked, 'In receding from polar towards equatorial latitudes, the Alpine or mountain floras really become less and less arctic.
Baffled in his attempts to traverse this mountain chain, Mr.
Maybe it sounds funny," Saxon observed; "but I 'm beginning to love that mountain already.
And lastly, in the canter of this region of crevasses, the most splendid mountain on the lunar disc, the dazzling Tycho, in which posterity will ever preserve the name of the illustrious Danish astronomer.
Thus spake Zarathustra on the ridge of the mountain where it was cold: when, however, he came into the vicinity of the sea, and at last stood alone amongst the cliffs, then had he become weary on his way, and eagerer than ever before.
The case appears to me rather obscure: for that part of the mountain which is protected by a mantle of snow, must be less subject to repeated and great changes of temperature than any other part.
laughed the General, who was now on the mountain path.
The house occupied by the family was on the slope of a mountain, and after a long drought there was a terrible tempest which not only raised the river to a great height but loosened the surface of the mountain so that a great landslide took place.