A lack of confidence in Obama at home and abroad compounds the difficulties that are mounting in Afghanistan.
Libyan authorities also have been mounting an outreach campaign to other Salafist militias, urging them not to do anything rash.
With such a slim mandate, Morsi might seem vulnerable now that popular fury is mounting against him.
Lewis contends that he didn't disclose the mounting losses on the advice of company attorneys.
Evidence was mounting for months that it was no mere “traffic study” that snarled things on the George Washington bridge.
The fierce red glare that lit the southern sky was ever mounting higher.
She did not mind the fatigue of mounting to the very top of the house.
Was such a life, mounting to such a close, a thing to long for and toil for?
And when the Hall was built he put round it a wall of mounting and circling fire.
John has by this time become excited; they are mounting a little elevation, and temporarily their pace is reduced.
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.