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[fin-ster-ahr-hawrn] /ˌfɪn stərˈɑr hɔrn/
a mountain in S central Switzerland: highest peak of the Bernese Alps, 14,026 feet (4275 meters). Unabridged
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  • But Finsteraarhorn is perhaps from the river Aar, not from Aar, eagle.

  • Adjacent to us rose the mighty mass of the Finsteraarhorn, the monarch of the Oberland.

  • Mont Cervin beckons to his brother, the gigantic Finsteraarhorn, across tracts of liquid ether.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • The Finsteraarhorn now fronted us; but clouds turbaned the head of the giant, and hid it from our view.

  • The Finsteraarhorn sends down a number of cliffy buttresses, separated from each other by wide couloirs filled with ice and snow.

  • Overhead the sky suddenly deepened to dark blue, and against it the Finsteraarhorn projected his dark and mighty mass.

  • He was called, and I asked him whether he would accompany me alone to the top of the Finsteraarhorn.

  • The Finsteraarhorn was higher, and therefore better suited for the contemplated observations.

  • Two massive forms, two giants on the sides of the horizon, the Jungfrau and the Finsteraarhorn.

  • The exception was the Finsteraarhorn, the highest of the Oberland mountains, after which comes the Aletschhorn.

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/German ˌfɪnstərˈaːrhɔrn/
a mountain in S central Switzerland: highest peak in the Bernese Alps. Height: 4274 m (14 022 ft)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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