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White Mountains

plural noun
1.
a mountain range in N New Hampshire, part of the Appalachian Mountains. Highest peak, Mt. Washington, 6293 feet (1918 meters).
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  • Mrs. Pallzey wanted to do the White Mountains, but Mr. Pallzey needed her.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • I did not know her; I saw her only once and that was at a hotel in the White Mountains.

    Old Ebenezer

    Opie Read
  • It would melt the White Mountains into rivers of liquid fire.

    The Life Radiant

    Lilian Whiting
  • If he had passed the summer at the White Mountains he could not have looked any hardier.

    One Way Out William Carleton
  • I've got some that can't be beat this side the White Mountains.

    The Flag Homer Greene
  • The White Mountains and the Alleghanies are well enough in their way.

    Across America James F. Rusling
  • The Indians always held the White Mountains in reverent awe.

  • I have not seen the White Mountains yet; and I hear they are very grand.

  • I took it to the White Mountains in a basket with a little hay in it.

British Dictionary definitions for White Mountains

White Mountains

plural noun
1.
a mountain range in the US, chiefly in N New Hampshire: part of the Appalachians. Highest peak: Mount Washington, 1917 m (6288 ft)
2.
a mountain range in the US, in E California and SW Nevada. Highest peak: White Mountain, 4342 m (14 246 ft)
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White Mountains in Culture

White Mountains definition


A forested range of mountains in New Hampshire.

Note: Its highest point, Mount Washington, is the highest point in the northeastern United States and a popular tourist attraction.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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