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Atlas Mountains

plural noun
1.
a mountain range in NW Africa, extending through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Highest peak, Mt. Tizi, 14,764 feet (4500 meters).
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  • In the distance rose a range of high hills, and far beyond the gray peaks of the Atlas Mountains bounded the horizon.

    A Trip to the Orient Robert Urie Jacob
  • Almonds are one of the staple articles of trade in the Atlas Mountains.

    Mogreb-el-Acksa R. B. Cunninghame Graham
  • Dawson had flown northward to circle around to the east and then southward to a point over the middle of the Atlas Mountains.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen
  • I can take you to Meskala, from which you can see the Atlas Mountains.

    Captain Brassbound's Conversion George Bernard Shaw
  • Make roads in the Atlas Mountains, when I cannot get out of my own house!

  • Captain Brassbound: are there any charwomen in the Atlas Mountains?

    Captain Brassbound's Conversion George Bernard Shaw
  • Where there are no Atlas Mountains, it begins almost at the Mediterranean's edge.

  • All day we have been in sight of the African coast, the Atlas Mountains making one continuous range.

  • A huge dragon-fly passed on its journey towards the far blue range of the Atlas Mountains.

    Bye-Ways Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Even the lesser mountain chains were capped with glaciers, including the Atlas Mountains in northern Africa.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
British Dictionary definitions for Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

plural noun
1.
a mountain system of N Africa, between the Mediterranean and the Sahara. Highest peak: Mount Toubkal, 4165 m (13 664 ft)
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