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[shas-tuh] /ˈʃæs tə/
Mount, a volcanic peak in N California, in the Cascade Range. 14,161 feet (4315 meters).
Also called Lake,Lake, a recreational lake in N central California, formed by a 1945 dam on the Sacramento, Pit, and other rivers. 46 sq. mi. (119 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The next day, the Shasta County coroner's office called to tell her that Wade's body had been found in the room.

Historical Examples
  • Whatever it was that attracted the attention of Shasta he took but a few moments to decide regarding it.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • They had seen Shasta's trick and they could therefore appreciate it.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • The Shasta had no more power to lull my fears or to minister to my comfort.

    The Range Dwellers B. M. Bower
  • The departure of Shasta gave rise to all manner of doubt and speculation.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • The thing has to be done, and the Shasta Company stood by you.

    Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss
  • As for Shasta, he did not once look backward to observe what his passengers were doing.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • Shasta will have done its best for you if it enables you to quake in the very marrow of consciousness.

    California Mary Austin
  • The top of the mountain, like that of Shasta, in direct sunlight is an opal.

  • He knew a Man who had gone to the District of Shasta, but he had not been interested in hearing about it.

    Ripeness is All Jesse Roarke
Word Origin and History for Shasta

mountain in California, named for local native tribe, for whose name Bright offers no etymology.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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