a ruined city in central Mongolian People's Republic: capital of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.
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How to use Karakorum in a sentence
But he only remained an hour, for he wanted to reach warmer regions, and was glad to have the Karakorum pass behind him.
Here lay a poor man, both of whose feet had been frost-bitten on the Karakorum, so that the flesh and toes actually fell off.
Now we leave the Karakorum route and ride eastwards,” I said; “follow my track; I will ride in front.
Our valley opened into another, which came down from high mountains in the south, part of the Karakorum range.
Traders with loaded yaks or ponies push across the Karakorum Mountains by passes where a migrating horde would starve and freeze.Influences of Geographic Environment | Ellen Churchill Semple
British Dictionary definitions for Karakorum
a ruined city in Mongolia: founded in 1220 by Ghenghis Khan; destroyed by Kublai Khan when his brother rebelled against him, after Kublai Khan had moved his capital to Peking (now Beijing)
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