mountain vs lowland gorilla

mountain lowland gorilla

Definitions

  • 1) A large heap.
  • 2) A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill.
  • 3) A huge quantity.
  • 4) (French Hist.) a popular name given in 1793 to a party of extreme Jacobins in the National Convention, who occupied the highest rows of seats.
  • 5) A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount.
  • 6) A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk; a large quantity.
  • 7) A range, chain, or group of such elevations.
  • 8) A wine made from grapes grown on high ground. See II., 2.
  • 9) An elevation of land of considerable dimensions rising more or less abruptly above the surrounding or adjacent region.
  • 10) Something resembling a mountain in being large; something of extraordinary magnitude; a great heap: as, a mountain of rubbish.
  • 11) (Bot.) a small leguminous tree (Bauhinia variegata) of the East and West Indies; -- so called because of its dark wood. The bark is used medicinally and in tanning.
  • 12) See under Crystal.
  • 13) (Bot.) See under Mahogany.
  • 14) a series of mountains closely related in position and direction.
  • 15) (Bot.) an ornamental tree, the Pyrus Americana (or Sorbus Americana), producing beautiful bunches of red berries. Its leaves are pinnate, and its flowers white, growing in fragrant clusters. The European species is the Pyrus aucuparia, or rowan tree.
  • 16) Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
  • 17) (Min.) a variety of asbestus, resembling cork in its texture.
  • 18) (Zoöl.) the catamount. See Catamount.
  • 19) (Bot.) a branching shrub (Nemopanthes Canadensis), having smooth oblong leaves and red berries. It is found in the Northern United States.
  • 20) (Zoöl.) the goral.
  • 21) (Zoöl.) The European gray shrike.
  • 22) (Zoöl.) the ring ousel; -- called also mountain thrush and mountain colley. See Ousel.
  • 23) (Min.) See Green earth, under Green, a.
  • 24) (Min.) a light powdery variety of calcite, occurring as an efflorescence.
  • 25) a portable barometer, adapted for safe transportation, used in measuring the heights of mountains.
  • 26) (Geol.) a series of marine limestone strata below the coal measures, and above the old red standstone of Great Britain. See Chart of Geology.
  • 27) (Min.) a soft spongy variety of carbonate of lime.
  • 28) (Bot.) See Mint.
  • 29) (Bot.) a large tree of the genus Simaruba (Simaruba amarga) growing in the West Indies, which affords a bitter tonic and astringent, sometimes used in medicine.
  • 30) [Humorous] Scotch whisky, so called because often illicitly distilled among the mountains.
  • 31) (Bot.) a plant of the genus Trifolium (Trifolium Alpinum).
  • 32) a series of contiguous mountain ranges, generally in parallel or consecutive lines or curves.
  • 33) (Zoöl.) See Mazama.
  • 34) (Zoöl.) the sewellel.
  • 35) (Bot.) climbing fumitory. See under Fumitory.
  • 36) (Zoöl.) capercailzie. See Capercailzie.
  • 37) (Min.) a variety of asbestus, having very fine fibers; amianthus. See Amianthus.
  • 38) (Bot.) An American genus of grasses (Oryzopsis).
  • 39) (Min.) blue carbonate of copper; azurite.
  • 40) (Zoöl.) the twite.
  • 41) (Bot.) a tree of Jamaica (Spathelia simplex), which has an unbranched palmlike stem, and a terminal cluster of large, pinnate leaves.
  • 42) Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains
  • 43) (Bot.) an American shrub (Kalmia latifolia) with glossy evergreen leaves and showy clusters of rose-colored or white flowers. The foliage is poisonous. Called also American laurel, ivy bush, and calico bush. See Kalmia.
  • 44) (Zoöl.) the plumed partridge (Oreortyx pictus) of California. It has two long, slender, plumelike feathers on the head. The throat and sides are chestnut; the belly is brown with transverse bars of black and white; the neck and breast are dark gray.
  • 45) (Min.) a variety of asbestus, resembling leather in its texture.

Examples

  • 1) China's economy is precariously balanced on a mountain of debt.
  • 2) He and his entourage have been seen picking strawberries, visiting a pumpkin farm and touring the region on mountain bikes.
  • 3) The mountains are very high.
  • 4) It is part of a bid to become the first person to climb each continent's highest mountain and cross both polar ice caps.
  • 5) BRITAIN has a new mountain after a hill was found to be 2cm taller than previously thought.
  • 6) I'd do it the next time he went off to climb a mountain.
  • 7) Their much rarer cousins, the mountain gorillas, have actually increased in number.
  • 8) No European had seen a mountain gorilla till the 20th century.
  • 9) The only problem was my mountain bike.
  • 10) They are an essential part of mountain rescue.
  • 11) It was hoped they may be alive but cut off in remote mountain areas.
  • 12) The only snow in sight was capping rocky mountains far in the distance.
  • 13) But temperatures have also been unusually high on some mountain peaks.
  • 14) The deities are often thought of as inhabiting farms on sacred hills or celestial mountains.
  • 15) The mountains of the earth are still standing.
  • 16) When had we last climbed a mountain together?
  • 17) The company is buckling under a mountain of debt.
  • 18) The valley was flanked by steep mountains.
  • 19) But it means the mountain will be able to join the ranks of the serious peaks.
  • 20) But if governments do not act to save mountain gorillas there is little hope that they will act at all.
  • 21) The next day the riders faced a mountain stage that would rank alongside the most gruelling of any road race.
  • 22) The exhilaration of a mountain summit or the thrill of abseiling into a gorge are experiences that will stay with them.
  • 23) mountain rescue remains on high alert.
  • 24) Only a few years ago we had butter and meat mountains in Europe.
  • 25) But once the winds had passed over the mountains, their rain was diminished.
  • 26) One encampment contains nearly 600 refugees from three mountain villages.
  • 27) He wanted to know why the butter mountain could not be sent to Africa.
  • 28) Row across the lake in the dinghy, or use the mountain bikes to explore.
  • 29) ‘The valley, surrounded by steep mountains, is one of the Amazon's least spoiled treasures.’
  • 30) ‘Surrounded by mountains and rainforest, it's about two hours drive from Hobart.’
  • 31) ‘Waiting to jump from the boat, I gaze up at the snow-capped mountains surrounding the fjord.’
  • 32) ‘Steep mountains covered in virgin rainforest ascend into patches of cloud.’
  • 33) ‘Standing some 3282 ft above sea level, the mountain is one of the most remote in Scotland.’
  • 34) ‘Where particularly heavy rain falls on mountains with steep and narrow channels, it can cause some of the worst flash floods in the world.’
  • 35) ‘In your mind's eye, can't you see the rocky peaks of the high mountains, the deep glens, the tumbling rivers?’
  • 36) ‘The interior consists of mountains, hills, valleys, and a high central plateau.’
  • 37) ‘The town is surrounded by tall hills and mountains, and you can have a very pleasant hike down any of the numerous trails there.’
  • 38) ‘When you are on the top of a mountain, you see mountains all around and all is covered by a dense forest.’
  • 39) ‘They were in a deep valley completely surrounded by mountains.’
  • 40) ‘Yet this great expanse of lowland is almost ringed by the hills and mountains, most of which lie near the coast.’
  • 41) ‘The view from our room is sublime - Scotland's longest loch and an assortment of rolling hills and mountains.’
  • 42) ‘High mountains surround Loch Ossian, and the edges of the loch are softened by woods.’
  • 43) ‘It was surrounded by incredible mountains, and on most of them was snow.’
  • 44) ‘Then take advantage of the surrounding landscape of mountains and waterfalls to spend a few days hiking.’
  • 45) ‘It is surrounded by mountains with sheer cliffs several hundred feet high which make it popular with walkers and climbers.’
  • 46) ‘Excellent views of the lake and Mount Aspiring can be seen from the mountain top.’
  • 47) ‘Frost speculated that the inhabitants favored the mountaintop location for two reasons: to mine rich lodes of silver in the area and because the site provided panoramic views of central Vilcabamba's snowy mountain peaks, some as high as 18,000 feet (5,486 meters), which were sacred to ancient Andeans.’
  • 48) ‘Throughout the Smokies you may be enticed from your car by the sight, sound, and feel of clear, cool mountain streams and waterfalls.’
  • 49) ‘No wonder mountain spring water and air-dried hams are two of the things that make the area famous with the Spanish.’
  • 50) ‘Allium bulgarium grows wild in the woodlands and mountain slopes of Turkey and the Ukraine.’
  • 51) ‘The last two days of the trip involve a ski tour, including an overnight stay in a mountain hut.’
  • 52) ‘Gallacher attends his fair share of meetings and usually has a mountain of paperwork to get through at the end of the day.’
  • 53) ‘Never have I had such a mountain of paperwork to clear before Christmas.’
  • 54) ‘When I got into work there was a mountain of work to get through, loads of meeting requests and several problems to sort out.’
  • 55) ‘Then there was the fallout, as the dreams of growth vanished to leave only rapidly diminishing cash piles or large mountains of debt.’
  • 56) ‘In the Middle Ages, mountains of coal piled up in London as a result of sea trade.’
  • 57) ‘Until the 1980s, the EU simply bought any extra production and piled it up in warehouses, forming what became known as the EU ‘butter mountain’ (‘wine lakes’ were another manifestation of the same problem).’
  • 58) ‘Campaigners complain that shifting the butter mountain into developing countries stifles agricultural trade, by crowding out domestic farmers who can't compete with the might of the EU.’
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