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High Sierra

noun

the first standard for CD-ROM data, now modified into the current standard, the ISO 9660 format

Word Origin

from name of group of 12 manufacturers who designed it in 1985

Usage Note

computing

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  • And then, as to birds and flowers, the high sierra so excels the Alps that there is no comparison.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • The panorama of the high sierra from the hotel balcony is especially fine.

    Guide to Yosemite Ansel Hall
  • To the east is an exceptionally fine panorama of the high sierra.

    Guide to Yosemite Ansel Hall
  • The live forces of the high sierra are the forces of wind and light.

    California Mary Austin
  • The chief bird-forms of the high sierra were ravens and choughs, ring-ouzels, rock-thrush and black-chat (Dromolaea leucura).

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • The zone adjoining the high sierra upon its west is one of far wider range of pleasure.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • Innumerable lakelets of the high sierra, born of the snows, overflow in tiny streams which combine into roaring, frothing creeks.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • It is in the heart of the high sierra east of Yosemite, 8500 to 9000 feet above the level of the sea.

    The Yosemite John Muir
  • From the educational point of view, the high sierra so surpasses the Alps that again no comparison can be made.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills

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