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[moun-tn-sahyd] /ˈmaʊn tnˌsaɪd/
the side or slope of a mountain.
Origin of mountainside
1300-50; Middle English. See mountain, side1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The easy rain of two days ended in a heavy downpour and a deluge of water on the mountainside above.

    The Spell of the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • But one day there came to the mountainside the largest giant Wotan had ever seen.

  • On that one train the regular fireman had been snowbound at his home upon the mountainside.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • For all we know they may lead to some house or hut on the mountainside.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
  • And of course the wind may play pranks with the parachute–drift it away down the mountainside!

    Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl Isabel Katherine Hornibrook

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