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Atlas Mountains

plural noun
a mountain range in NW Africa, extending through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Highest peak, Mt. Tizi, 14,764 feet (4500 meters). Unabridged
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  • Make roads in the Atlas Mountains, when I cannot get out of my own house!

  • Almonds are one of the staple articles of trade in the Atlas Mountains.

    Mogreb-el-Acksa R. B. Cunninghame Graham
  • I can take you to Meskala, from which you can see the Atlas Mountains.

    Captain Brassbound's Conversion George Bernard Shaw
  • Captain Brassbound: are there any charwomen in the Atlas Mountains?

    Captain Brassbound's Conversion George Bernard Shaw
  • Going toward the south, one passes, almost without a break, from the Atlas Mountains to Scandinavia.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • All day we have been in sight of the African coast, the Atlas Mountains making one continuous range.

  • A huge dragon-fly passed on its journey towards the far blue range of the Atlas Mountains.


    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Even the lesser mountain chains were capped with glaciers, including the Atlas Mountains in northern Africa.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • We are inclined to think it is the latter, which grows principally on the Atlas Mountains.

  • He has been able to cross by train the forest-clad heights of the Atlas Mountains, where clear brooks murmur among the trees.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
British Dictionary definitions for Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

plural noun
a mountain system of N Africa, between the Mediterranean and the Sahara. Highest peak: Mount Toubkal, 4165 m (13 664 ft)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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