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Eifel

[ahy-fuh l]
noun
  1. a hilly region in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate states in W Germany.
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Examples from the Web for eifel

Historical Examples

  • This is the most northerly of the group of the Eifel volcanoes.

    Volcanoes: Past and Present

    Edward Hull

  • I ask you to hold it for me well and faithfully, as you held the pass of the Eifel.

    The Strong Arm

    Robert Barr

  • On the same day, in some parts of the Eifel, a great wheel was made of straw and dragged by three horses to the top of a hill.

    Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I.

    Sir James George Frazer

  • On principle he became an opponent of all artistic influence derived from Italy, and located himself in the Eifel district.

  • As small concretionary nodules, it occurs disseminated through sandstone at Kommern in the Eifel.


British Dictionary definitions for eifel

Eifel

noun
  1. a plateau region in W Germany, between the River Moselle and the Belgian frontier: quarrying
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