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Bernina

[ber-nee-nuh; Italian ber-nee-nah] /bərˈni nə; Italian bɛrˈni nɑ/
noun
1.
a mountain in SE Switzerland, in the Rhaetian Alps. 13,295 feet (4050 meters).
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  • This mighty outlier was the one object which riveted our eyes, quite eclipsing the more distant glories of the Bernina.

    Italian Alps Douglas William Freshfield
  • The country immediately east of the Bernina is an unknown land.

    Italian Alps Douglas William Freshfield
  • The lightning flashes were less frequent, and the thunder was muttering far away amid the secret places of the Bernina.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • If the weather was clear, she would have a grand view of the Bernina range.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • Caspoggio is a hamlet perched high on a green hillside in Val Malenco, at the back of the Bernina.

    Italian Alps Douglas William Freshfield
  • “I remember the time when people said Christian was the best man in the Bernina,” he said.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • Even to climbers this western wing of the Bernina has remained little known.

    Italian Alps Douglas William Freshfield
  • The local guides were absent in the Bernina, and the hotel proprietor—good, careful man!

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • An example of this kind on a small scale occurs near the Bernina Gasthaus, about two hours from Pontresina.

  • “I was talking to the sigñorina,” he explained, using his native tongue, for he was born on the Italian side of the Bernina.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for Bernina

Bernina

/bəˈniːnə; Italian berˈnina/
noun
1.
Piz Bernina, a mountain in SE Switzerland, the highest peak of the Bernina Alps in the S Rhaetian Alps. Height: 4049 m (13 284 ft)
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