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Hekla

[hek-luh] /ˈhɛk lə/
noun
1.
an active volcano in SW Iceland. 4892 feet (1491 meters).
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  • In Iceland an earthquake and a great eruption of Hekla spread alarm and desolation.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  • But every obstacle gives way to the resolute; and at last Madame Pfeiffer stood on the topmost peak of Hekla.

  • Six-and-twenty eruptions of Hekla have been recorded,—the last having occurred in 1845-46.

British Dictionary definitions for Hekla

Hekla

/ˈhɛklə/
noun
1.
a volcano in SW Iceland: several craters, subject to fairly frequent eruptions in recent times. Height: 1491 m (4892 ft)
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