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Allegheny Mountains

plural noun
1.
a mountain range in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia: a part of the Appalachian Mountains.
Also called Alleghenies.
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Examples from the Web for Allegheny Mountains
Historical Examples
  • He suggested the Indian trail across the Allegheny Mountains.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • The Allegheny Mountains also held the settlers back for a long time.

    Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
  • Once I was driving in the Allegheny Mountains in the early summer.

    Prairie Gold Various
  • Some eight or ten years ago I was hunting the Allegheny Mountains.

    Mink Trapping A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
  • It receives in its generally placid bosom some of the greatest rivers flowing down from the Allegheny Mountains.

  • The Potomac is one of the chief among the many rivers draining the Allegheny Mountains.

  • I saw him several years after he had been transferred to the eastern run over the Allegheny Mountains.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • The first grand piano ever taken across the Allegheny Mountains was carted over for Nevin's mother.

  • It lay for all that day up and down, in and out, among the wildest passes 304of the Allegheny Mountains.

    Cruel As The Grave Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • The Allegheny Mountains border Virginia along the west and numerous high, narrow ridges are found here.

British Dictionary definitions for Allegheny Mountains

Allegheny Mountains

/ˌælɪˈɡeɪnɪ/
plural noun
1.
a mountain range in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: part of the Appalachian system; rising from 600 m (2000 ft) to over 1440 m (4800 ft)
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Allegheny Mountains in Culture
Allegheny Mountains [(al-uh-gay-nee)]

Western part of the Appalachian Mountains, extending from northern Pennsylvania southwest to southwestern Virginia.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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