mountain devil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mountain devil desert lizard that feeds on ants
    • n mountain devil erect bushy shrub of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar
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Usage

In literature:

He's a great big fellow, wears fine clothes and come up the mountain all the way in a devil wagon.
"The Foolish Virgin" by Thomas Dixon
There was one Hauk, a devil of the mountains, who stole their daughters and slew their sons.
"Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete" by Charles M. Skinner
I snapped my fingers at the great devils that haunt high mountains.
"The Path to Rome" by Hilaire Belloc
Once again the party moved forward to the rocky bowl in the mountains holding the Devil's Waters.
"Jack North's Treasure Hunt" by Roy Rockwood
These poor devils from the mountains never have any money to pay a lawyer.
"The Underdog" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Joe says it was just a devil's freak that took 'im to the top of the mountain alone that night.
"The Hunted Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
Where is the high mountain from which Jesus and the Devil saw all round the globe?
"The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II." by Annie Besant
They were the reckless, devil-may-care mountaineers and robbers from the hills of Graustark itself.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
There is a mountain not far distant from Kilvullen with a gap in it, supposed to have been made by a single bite of the devil.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
From that point we might be able to cross to the Dirty Devil or Unknown Mountains.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
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In news:

In what has to be one of the best pranks in a while, last night Oregon Duck fans were sneaky enough to climb the mountain above Sun Devil Stadium and painted the A Oregon green.
Services for Sgt 1st Class Darren Linde, 41, of Devils Lake, will be at 1 pm Mountain time Tuesday at the Richland County Event Center in Sidney, Mont.
The G-Men fell to the Blue Devils 36-17 in the Mountain Empire District contest.
Bears everywhere, mountain lions prowling the Merritt Parkway, a first-ever devil bird in Hamden.
As the sun rose Thursday morning, the giant A on "A" Mountain near Sun Devil Stadium didn't look quite the same.
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