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Blue Mountains

plural noun
1.
a range of low mountains in NE Oregon and SE Washington.
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  • It was twilight again, and such a twilight as only the Blue Mountains of that far divide may know.

    The Plunderer Roy Norton
  • As we journeyed eastward, the Blue Mountains came into distant view.

  • There was doubt whether we could cross the Blue Mountains in all this snow.

  • There are days when your Blue Mountains are seen from our shores.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • All the way along, Clematis could see the Blue Mountains in the distance.

    Clematis Bertha B. Cobb
  • For the first time I venture forth, From our Blue Mountains of the north.

    Legends and Lyrics: First Series Adelaide Anne Procter
  • She pointed to the Blue Mountains of Cumana seen across the gulf.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • "Those vagrants from the Blue Mountains have been here overlong," said the Governor.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • In his village in the Blue Mountains are fifty wigwams—the largest is his.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • The Ricahecrian may go to the devil and the Blue Mountains alone!

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

plural noun
1.
a mountain range in the US, in NE Oregon and SE Washington. Highest peak: Rock Creek Butte, 2773 m (9097 ft)
2.
a mountain range in the Caribbean, in E Jamaica: Blue Mountain coffee is grown on its slopes. Highest peak: Blue Mountain Peak, 2256 m (7402 ft)
3.
a plateau in SE Australia, in E New South Wales: part of the Great Dividing Range. Highest part: about 1134 m (3871 ft)
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