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Jura Mountains

[joo r-uh; French zhy-ra] /ˈdʒʊər ə; French ʒüˈra/
plural noun
1.
a mountain range in W central Europe, between France and Switzerland, extending from the Rhine to the Rhone. Highest peak, Crêt de la Neige, 5654 feet (1723 meters).
Also called Jura.
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  • Then, one night, we crossed the plains of France, and at daylight saw with beating hearts the Jura Mountains.

    Twenty Years in Europe Samuel H. M. Byers
  • "Upon the Jura Mountains there is also heath," said Rosalie.

    O. T. Hans Christian Andersen
  • Amongst the Jura Mountains he found industrious and thriving populations.

    Fletcher of Madeley Frederic W. Macdonald
  • The sun was down behind the Jura Mountains before he gave up the search.

    The Wave Algernon Blackwood
  • Eastwards they range through the Jura Mountains up to the high grounds of Bohemia.

  • Some also believe that it still lingers in the rocky fastnesses of the Jura Mountains, to the east of the Alps.

    The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson
  • At Mouthe in the Jura Mountains, there are said to be witch-hens that frighten eagles.

    Human Animals Frank Hamel
  • He was incarcerated in a French fortress in the Jura Mountains and there perished miserably in 1803.

  • It is most frequent in the districts about the Engadine and in the Jura Mountains.

    The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson

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