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Apennines

[ap-uh-nahynz] /ˈæp əˌnaɪnz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
a mountain range in Italy, extending across the length of the entire peninsula from NW to SW. Highest peak, Monte Corno, 9585 feet (2922 meters).
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  • Considering I've walked over the Apennines, it's common sense.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • It skimmed the Apennines and landed not far from Archimedes.

    Wandl the Invader Raymond King Cummings
  • It lacks all that makes the skirts of Alps and Apennines sublime.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • To west and south sweep the Maritime Alps and the Apennines.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • But, though Hannibal conquered the Alps, the Apennines conquered him.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Orange walks,—fountains,—a view of the Apennines and Mediterranean at once.

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Morello: the highest of the spurs of the Apennines to the north of Florence.

  • The Apennines had not been seen for years, but Corsica was liable to appear at any time.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • Our situation is reported to be among the highest of the Apennines.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
British Dictionary definitions for Apennines

Apennines

/ˈæpəˌnaɪnz/
plural noun
1.
a mountain range in Italy, extending over 1250 km (800 miles) from the northwest to the southernmost tip of the peninsula. Highest peak: Monte Corno, 2912 m (9554 ft)
2.
a mountain range lying in the N quadrants of the moon, extending over 950 km along the SE border of the Mare Imbrium and rising to 6200 m
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