- a mountain on the border of Switzerland and Italy, in the Pennine Alps. 14,780 feet (4505 meters).
French Mont Cervin.
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As I approached the summit of the Matterhorn Peak last week, I discovered the same sense of concentration.Michael Ybarra’s Death Underscores the Allure and Dangers of Solo Climbing
Scott C. Johnson
July 15, 2012
Recognition is showering down now on Marlantes and Matterhorn, his 592-page debut.
Matterhorn deserves the burgeoning attention and wide readership.
The climactic assault on Matterhorn depicts the chaos, randomness, exhilaration, and tragedies of combat.
Friends, we shall come to such places on the Matterhorn of life.Lotus Buds
And she no more lost it than she went to New York that time to climb the Matterhorn.The Prisoner
My Matterhorn had been climbed, “the pikes of darkness named and stormed.”Journeys to Bagdad
Charles S. Brooks
The stone avalanches of the Matterhorn and Weisshorn are illustrations in point.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
If he uses his pen for an Alpine stock, the Matterhorn is his.When Winter Comes to Main Street
Grant Martin Overton
- a mountain on the border between Italy and Switzerland, in the Pennine Alps. Height: 4477 m (14 688 ft)French name: Mont Cervin Italian name: Monte Cervino (ˈmonte tʃerˈviːno)
Word Origin and History for matterhorn
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