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Simplon

[ sim-plon; French san-plawn ]
/ ˈsɪm plɒn; French sɛ̃ˈplɔ̃ /
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a mountain pass in southern Switzerland, in the Lepontine Alps: crossed by a carriage road constructed 1800–06 on Napoleon's orders. 6,592 feet (2,010 meters) high.
a railroad tunnel between Switzerland and Italy, northeast of the Simplon Pass. 12¼ miles (20 kilometers) long.

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