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Montserrat

[mont-suh-rat; for 2 also Spanish mawn-ser-raht] /ˌmɒnt səˈræt; for 2 also Spanish ˌmɔn sɛrˈrɑt/
noun
1.
an island in the Leeward Islands, in the SE West Indies: a British crown colony. 39½ sq. mi. (102 sq. km).
Capital: Plymouth.
2.
a mountain in NE Spain, NW of Barcelona: the site of Montserrat Monastery. 4058 feet (1237 meters).
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  • Back in the fall of 2007, 204 countries from Brazil to Montserrat set out on the long road to the 2010 World Cup.

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  • You will find it cold in the mountains of Montserrat, especially if you remain all night to see the sun rise.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • He then recommenced the long confession he had made at Montserrat.

  • The former was Montserrat, which I should have gladly visited, as I had been invited to do.

    At Last Charles Kingsley
  • Wandering about the Continent, he met the Marquis of Montserrat.

    Barren Honour: A Novel George A. Lawrence
  • We had some conversation with Rev. Mr. Walton, of Montserrat.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society
  • "Honour unto whom honour is due," answered the Marquis of Montserrat.

    The Talisman Sir Walter Scott
  • We passed into a dark vaulted passage which rather reminded us of the gloomy entrance to the Hospederia at Montserrat.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • The island which he named Montserrat, in honor of the famous sanctuary of that name, had been depopulated by the Caribs.

  • These Montserrat hills had been, within the last three years, almost the most lawless and neglected part of the island.

    At Last Charles Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for Montserrat

Montserrat

noun
1.
(ˌmɒntsəˈræt). a volcanic island in the Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands: a UK Overseas Territory: much of the island rendered uninhabitable by volcanic eruptions in 1997. Capital: Brades (replacing Plymouth, effectively destroyed by the eruption). Pop: 5189 (2013 est). Area: 103 sq km (40 sq miles)
2.
(Spanish) (mɔnsɛˈrrat). a mountain in NE Spain, northwest of Barcelona: famous Benedictine monastery. Height: 1235 m (4054 ft) Ancient name Mons Serratus (mɒnz səˈrætəs)
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