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Maritime Alps

plural noun
a range of the Alps in SE France and NW Italy. Unabridged
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  • To west and south sweep the Maritime Alps and the Apennines.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • It does not have the protection of the high wall of the Maritime Alps.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • They branch off from the Maritime Alps, and traverse the entire length of Italy.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • The greater part of the surface is covered by the Maritime Alps; the principal river is the Var.

  • It is characterized by very beautiful scenery bordering the great classic sea, and lying at the base of the Maritime Alps.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • A fine example may be seen at the base of the Maritime Alps near Nice.

  • Back of us rise tier after tier of Maritime Alps, their huge summits clouded in a fleecy mist.

    The Mediterranean

    T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • To the rear the Maritime Alps slope abruptly down to the sea, with scarce a warning before their plunge into the Mediterranean.

    Rambles on the Riviera Francis Miltoun
  • Gap is an ancient and most attractive little city of the Maritime Alps, of something less than ten thousand inhabitants.

  • The King of Sardinia had remained on the Maritime Alps, and, like his son, began operations by driving the republicans before him.

British Dictionary definitions for Maritime Alps

Maritime Alps

plural noun
a range of the W Alps in SE France and NW Italy. Highest peak: Argentera, 3297 m (10 817 ft)
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