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Alai

or Alay

[ah-lahy] /ˈɑ laɪ/
noun
1.
a mountain range in SW Kyrgyzstan, part of the Tien Shan. To 19,280 feet (5880 meters).
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  • This valley, the Alai, is broad and open, but full of snow in winter.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • They joked about it Alai laughed, and Otto was obliged to laugh also.

    O. T. Hans Christian Andersen
  • "Jai Alai" means "happy festival" in the Basque language, and the game is a very exciting and happy one.

  • We make our entry into the Alai valley in a howling snowstorm and wade and plunge through drifts.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
British Dictionary definitions for Alai

Alai

/ɑːˈlaɪ/
noun
1.
a mountain range in central Asia, in SW Kyrgyzstan, running from the Tian Shan range in China into Tajikistan. Average height: 4800 m (16 000 ft), rising over 5850 m (19 500 ft)
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