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Katmai

[kat-mahy]
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  1. Mount, an active volcano in SW Alaska. 7500 feet (2286 meters).
  2. a national monument including Mt. Katmai and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. 4215 sq. mi. (10,915 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for katmai

Historical Examples

  • He owed his life to the man who had cheated him of the Katmai girl, and that man knew it.

    The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories

    Various

  • Unusually cold periods, that lasted for months, followed the terrible eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 and of Katmai in 1912.

    Astronomy for Young Folks

    Isabel Martin Lewis

  • Now one difference between the Yellowstone geyser-fields and Katmai's steaming valleys is just a difference in temperature.

    The Book of the National Parks

    Robert Sterling Yard

  • The Katmai valley is thirty-two miles long, about two miles wide and seventy square miles in area.

    The Land of Tomorrow

    William B Stephenson, Jr.

  • The unusual sunlessness of the summer of 1912 was attributed to dust expelled in the preceding great eruptions at Katmai, Alaska.


British Dictionary definitions for katmai

Katmai

noun
  1. Mount Katmai a volcano in SW Alaska, in the Aleutian Range: erupted in 1912 forming the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a region with numerous fumaroles; established as Katmai National Monument, 10 917 sq km (4215 sq miles), in 1918. Height: 2100 m (7000 ft). Depth of crater: 1130 m (3700 ft). Width of crater: about 4 km (2.5 miles)
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