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Cottian Alps

[kot-ee-uh n] /ˈkɒt i ən/
plural noun
a mountain range in SW Europe, in France and Italy: a part of the Alps. Highest peak, Monte Viso, 12,602 feet (3841 meters). Unabridged
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  • In these Cottian Alps, which begin at the town of Susa, one vast ridge rises up, scarcely passable by any one without danger.

  • That portion of the Alps next this canton took from this sovereign the name of the Cottian Alps.

  • Antony with all his cavalry was allowed to escape eastward toward the Cottian Alps.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • Next summer he was forced to evacuate Italy, and in 353 his destruction was completed by a defeat in the Cottian Alps.

    The Arian Controversy H. M. Gwatkin
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Cottian Alps

plural noun
a mountain range in SW Europe, between NW Italy and SE France: part of the Alps. Highest peak: Monte Viso, 3841 m (12 600 ft)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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