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Snowdon

[snohd-n] /ˈsnoʊd n/
noun
1.
a mountain in NW Wales: highest peak in Wales. 3560 feet (1085 meters).
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  • Snowdon was 600 feet greater, and the climate was much colder and more rigorous.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • Penmaenmawr is heaped upon Snowdon, and Plinlimmon nods upon the summit of Penmaenmawr.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • On the third morning after our arrival at Bangor, we set out for Snowdon.

  • It may have been Snowdon, or it may not—in any case it was a hill, and a stiff one.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • There was sleeping accommodation on the top: so there is on the top of Snowdon.

    A Tramp's Wallet William Duthie
  • "They're still paying me for the things I did in the old days," retorted Snowdon.

    Luna Escapade H. B. Fyfe
  • This is the earl, Mr. Snowdon; this is Mr. Snowdon, the detective, Blair.

    Wild Margaret Geraldine Fleming
  • We'd have a rare time—Snowdon, and Beddgelert, and the Hound, and all the rest of it.

    A Young Man's Year Anthony Hope
  • "I'll learn him," said Mr. Snowdon, shaking his head vigorously.

    Bernard Brooks' Adventures Horatio Alger, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for Snowdon

Snowdon1

/ˈsnəʊdən/
noun
1.
a mountain in NW Wales, in Gwynedd: the highest peak in Wales. Height: 1085 m (3560 ft) Welsh name Yr Wyddfa

Snowdon2

/ˈsnəʊdən/
noun
1.
1st Earl of, title of Antony Armstrong-Jones. born 1930, British photographer, whose work includes television documentaries, photographic books, and the design of the Snowdon Aviary, London Zoo (1965). His marriage (1960–78) to Princess Margaret ended in divorce
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Word Origin and History for Snowdon

mountain in Caernarvonshire, northern Wales, from English snow (n.) + Old English dun "hill, mountain" (see down (n.2); presumably translating a former Celtic name. The height is snow-covered much of the year.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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