Then Obama mounted a passionate defense of civilian trials, a necessary element of eventually closing Guantanamo.
Fourthly, and finally, as the pressure has mounted on Sarkozy, his behavior has become more erratic, not less.
One teenager recalled seeing a boy his age pitch a clod of dirt at a mounted [Union] officer.
Above a couch, the last supper is rendered in marble and mounted to the wall in a gilt frame.
By the time a defense can be mounted, the vortex has already done its damage.
The guns on both sides were got up from the hold and mounted, and we were ready for action.
It was only because she felt that no individual could well be spared from the party that she mounted at all.
It was mounted on a swivel or pivot, which we had the means of firmly fixing to the deck.
He mounted Grani, his proud horse, and rode toward the forest.
He evidently did not know the speed of the animal I was mounted on, or my temper.
1580s, "on horseback," past participle adjective from mount (v.). From 1854 as "set up for display."
c.1300, "to mount a horse;" mid-14c., "to rise up, ascend; fly," from Old French monter "to go up, ascend, climb, mount," from Vulgar Latin *montare, from Latin mons (genitive montis) "mountain" (see mount (n.)). Meaning "to set or place in position" first recorded 1530s. Sense of "to get up on for purposes of copulation" is from 1590s. Related: Mounted; mounting.
"hill, mountain," mid-13c., from Anglo-French mount, Old French mont "mountain;" also perhaps partly from Old English munt "mountain;" both the Old English and the French words from Latin montem (nominative mons) "mountain," from PIE root *men- "to stand out, project" (cf. Latin eminere "to stand out;" Sanskrit manya "nape of the neck," Latin monile "necklace;" Old Irish muin "neck," Welsh mwnwgl "neck," mwng "mane;" Welsh mynydd "mountain").
"that on which something is mounted," 1739, from mount (v.). The colloquial meaning "a horse for riding" is first recorded 1856.
v. mount·ed, mount·ing, mounts
To prepare a specimen for microscopic examination, especially by positioning on a slide.
Palestine is a hilly country (Deut. 3:25; 11:11; Ezek. 34:13). West of Jordan the mountains stretch from Lebanon far down into Galilee, terminating in Carmel. The isolated peak of Tabor rises from the elevated plain of Esdraelon, which, in the south, is shut in by hills spreading over the greater part of Samaria. The mountains of Western and Middle Palestine do not extend to the sea, but gently slope into plains, and toward the Jordan fall down into the Ghor. East of the Jordan the Anti-Lebanon, stretching south, terminates in the hilly district called Jebel Heish, which reaches down to the Sea of Gennesareth. South of the river Hieromax there is again a succession of hills, which are traversed by wadies running toward the Jordan. These gradually descend to a level at the river Arnon, which was the boundary of the ancient trans-Jordanic territory toward the south. The composition of the Palestinian hills is limestone, with occasional strata of chalk, and hence the numerous caves, some of large extent, found there.