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Shasta

[shas-tuh] /ˈʃæs tə/
noun
1.
Mount, a volcanic peak in N California, in the Cascade Range. 14,161 feet (4315 meters).
2.
Also called Lake,Lake, a recreational lake in N central California, formed by a 1945 dam on the Sacramento, Pit, and other rivers. 46 sq. mi. (119 sq. km).
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Contemporary Examples
  • The next day, the Shasta County coroner's office called to tell her that Wade's body had been found in the room.

Historical Examples
  • The top of the mountain, like that of Shasta, in direct sunlight is an opal.

  • He noticed the peculiar character of the place in which Shasta had run the canoe.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • They had seen Shasta's trick and they could therefore appreciate it.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • The departure of Shasta gave rise to all manner of doubt and speculation.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • Shasta, at this point, showed a delicacy of feeling that did his heart credit.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • As for Shasta, he did not once look backward to observe what his passengers were doing.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • But Shasta showed no disposition to wait, or to indulge in the solace of the weed.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • So, blue ridge on ridge, they advance on the imperious height of Shasta.

    California Mary Austin
  • He knew a Man who had gone to the District of Shasta, but he had not been interested in hearing about it.

    Ripeness is All Jesse Roarke
Word Origin and History for Shasta

mountain in California, named for local native tribe, for whose name Bright offers no etymology.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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