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Katla

noun
  1. an ice-capped volcano in the Mýrdalsjökull glacier in south Iceland. Named after an Icelandic witch, its last major eruption was in 1918. Height: 1512 m (4961 ft)
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Historical Examples

  • Thorarin and Arnkill determined on instant vengeance, and, travelling rapidly, surprised the house of Katla.

    Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian

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  • Katla during the same period was active thirteen times down to 1860.

  • Katla was her name, a woman still black-browed though she was very old, and clever at mending hunters' scars.

  • There was a horrible choking sound, and the next Biorn knew was that Leif had fetched water and was dashing it on Katla's face.

  • Katla caused very serious destruction in this way by converting several cultivated districts into barren wastes.