• WordNet 3.6
    • n Appalachia an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Appalachia A continental area of Paleozoic time which occupied in part the general position of the present Appalachian region.
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In literature:

This was not Appalachia but Manhattan yet, when Halloway met him, Brent could but smile at life's contrasts.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
Surface strip mines are deservedly notorious for the destruction of the rugged green landscapes that are one of Appalachia's greatest resources.
"The Nation's River" by United States Department of the Interior
Investors as well as hunters and trappers saw promise of profits in Far Appalachia.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Anyone of tact and common sense can go as he pleases through the darkest corner of Appalachia without being molested.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
In retarded Appalachia so runs the rule.
"When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry" by Charles Neville Buck
The eastern border of Appalachia was now depressed.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton

In news:

Arch Coal laying off 750 workers in Appalachia .
Sandy tapering off in Appalachia .
Sandy-driven blizzard in Appalachia .
Cans & Bottles for Appalachia drive.
Blizzard warning as Appalachia storm blows.
Geneva teacher collects toys to take Christmas to Appalachia .
Blizzard Warning As Appalachia Storm Blows.
Arch Coal laying off 750 workers in Appalachia.
That accent sounds a little more Edinburgh — and sometimes even more Appalachia — than you might expect.
The layoffs are permanent and spring from what Lightyear called challenging business conditions, particularly in Appalachia.
One West Virginia senator is speaking out against MTV's newest reality show, "Buckwild," which has been described as the "'Jersey Shore' of Appalachia".
Mill villages were once a common feature of the North Carolina landscape from Appalachia to the Eastern counties.
THE ROAD TO PITTSBURGH leads through tunnels and past towns, Appalachia, mountain hollers where the sons of miners have yet to hear of Halas's modern T-Formation.
Another Bumblebee team is touring Appalachia, then will head for the Great Lakes and later New England, she said.
Wet Snowfall Targets Appalachia, Finally.