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[sim-plon; French san-plawn] /ˈsɪm plɒn; French sɛ̃ˈplɔ̃/
a mountain pass in S Switzerland, in the Lepontine Alps: crossed by a carriage road constructed 1800–06 on Napoleon's orders. 6592 feet (2010 meters) high.
a tunnel between Switzerland and Italy, NE of the Simplon Pass: longest tunnel in the world. 12¼ miles (20 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Thus the Simplon averages nowhere more than one inch elevation to a foot, and, indeed, not quite that.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
  • Among these marvels is the Simplon Tunnel, famous the world over.

    Steve and the Steam Engine Sara Ware Bassett
  • But it does not climb so steadily upward as the Simplon or the Mont Cenis.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • That would be a glorious route to the Simplon tunnel and Italy!

    More Science From an Easy Chair Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
  • There was lunch at the Spittal, a one-time Hospice, like that on the Simplon.

    The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark
  • Left the Simplon in torrents of rain, which lasted the whole day.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • Now we have left the level road and begin the long and tortuous climb towards the summit of the Simplon Pass.

    Days in the Open Lathan A. Crandall
  • I am crossing the Simplon at daybreak, with rosepink glaciers on every side.

  • The Simplon tunnel is the longest in the world, being 12-1/2 miles long.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • For ten years three times a week this conductor has passed the Simplon.

    Egoists James Huneker

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