[brok-uh n; German brawk-uh n]
- a mountain in N central Germany: the highest peak in the Harz Mountains. 3745 feet (1140 meters).
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But we no more doubt his existence than that of the spectre of the Brocken.
The Brocken specter and the glory have occasionally been photographed.Meteorology
Charles Fitzhugh Talman
We had, in fact, the Spirit of the Brocken before us in perfection.The Glaciers of the Alps
The Brocken is no merry Avalon, but a rendezvous for all that is weird and hideous.The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine
A well-known example of this is the “Spectre of the Brocken.”Visual Illusions
- a mountain in central Germany: the highest peak of the Harz Mountains; important in German folklore. Height: 1142 m (3747 ft). The Brocken Bow or Brocken Spectre is an atmospheric phenomenon in which an observer, when the sun is low, may see his enlarged shadow against the clouds, often surrounded by coloured lights
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