mountain pass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mountain pass the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
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Usage

In literature:

She saw herself on ocean steamers, in desert isles, and riding wild horses through mountain passes.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
Days and weeks had passed, and no news had been received by those up in the mountains of the result of Llewelyn's expedition.
"The Lord of Dynevor" by Evelyn Everett-Green
We had a route-march over the pass through the mountains, a lovely ride, reminding me of the Dordogne.
"In the Ranks of the C.I.V." by Erskine Childers
While passing that mountain, we heard certain horrible cries and loud noises, which put us in great fear.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
The men scrambled and even fought for the diminutive donkeys that were to bear them over the mountain pass.
"In the Footprints of the Padres" by Charles Warren Stoddard
Ages again passed: the Shoshones could bear no more; they ran away to the woods, to the mountains, and to the borders of the sea; and, lo!
"Monsieur Violet" by Frederick Marryat
Passing Ta-shui-tsing, the descent narrows to a splendid view of dark mountain and green and beautiful valley.
"Across China on Foot" by Edwin Dingle
A goatherd who passed some few days later with his flock on his way to the mountains recognised the little girl.
"The Waters of Edera" by Louise de la Ramée, a.k.a. Ouida
I think the Friar was praying in an undertone in his native Basque as we passed through the narrow mountain boreen.
"Waysiders" by Seumas O'Kelly
Three Months passed in the Mountains East of Rome, in 1819.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
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In poetry:

They dreamed upon the cricket's tune,
The winds that stirred the withered grasses:
But never saw the blood-red moon
That lit the spectre mountain-passes.
"The Dreamers" by William Wilfred Campbell
The mountains look upon me and the sea—
I hover on their crests in silver mists,
And with the waters pass beyond their verge,
And I forget, forget the drift of time.
"As One" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
I passed along a mountain road,
Which led me through a wooded glen,
Remote from dwelling or abode
And ordinary haunts of men;
And wearied from the dust and heat.
Beneath a tree, I found a seat.
"The Fallen Tree." by Alfred Castner King
The world was fair, the mountains tall,
In Elder Days before the fall
Of mighty kings in Nargothrond
And Gondolin, who now beyond
The Western Seas have passed away:
The world was fair in Durin's Day.
"The World Was Young, The Mountains Green" by J R R Tolkien
From Como's curving base of blue,
To where the snow lies cold and clear,
Ascends in steps of varied hue
The pageant of the passing year,
As scores of mountain-sides unfold
Their gorgeous robes of red and gold.
"Lake Como In Autumn" by John Lawson Stoddard
The Pass of Leny is most wild and amazing to see,
With its beetling crags and towering mountains and romantic scenery;
And the brawling Leny, with its little waterfalls,
Will repay the visitor for the time occupied any time he calls.
"Bonnie Callander" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Head out to the mountains of Lemhi Pass in central Idaho and you'll find an old, abandoned mining camp, and a dreamer named DeWorth Williams.
Wilhelm H "Bill" Berger Jr, 73, of Gloversville, passed away August 28, 2012, at Mountain Valley Hospice House.
Karl Martin Boyer , 60, of Mountain Home passed away Sunday night, April 1, 2012, after a long illness at a local care center.
Drivers crossing the Washington Cascades Wednesday should expect periods of snow in the mountain passes.
The Mountaineers have allowed 36 touchdown passes and have just eight interceptions.
Two Albany men are jailed in Polk County, accused of passing counterfeit $100 bills at the Spirit Mountain Casino at Grand Ronde.
Derek Carr passed for 452 yards and four touchdowns, two of them to Davante Adams, as Fresno State thrashed Air Force 48-15 on Saturday to capture a share of the Mountain West Conference championship.
Hopfiner, 85, formerly of Mountain Home, passed away from a long illness, on Oct 15, 2009, at his sister¹s home in Wisconsin.
"A View of the Mountain Pass Called the Notch of the White Mountains (Crawford Notch)," New Hampshire, by Thomas Cole, 1839.
Tussey Mountain used two first-half touchdown passes from Eric Husick to defeat Mount Union in an Inter-County Conference game Friday, 32-7.
Silverton-Red Mountain Pass between MileMarker 69.0 and 92.0 are: Icy Spots-Wet.
Judith C Brooks, 78, lifelong resident of Iron Mountain, passed away in the early hours of Sunday, Oct 28.
Vaden, 103, of Mountain Home, passed away on Thursday, Oct 25, 2012, at a local care center.
Dumas, 53, of Mountain Home passed away May 24 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Lionsgate's football-themed sitcom Blue Mountain State has been cancelled after Viacom-owned Spike passed on a fourth season.
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In science:

Recall that, when p ∈ ( N +1 N −3 ) the Mountain Pass Lemma yields the existence of φp , a nontrivial positive solution of (1.11).
Boundary singularities for weak solutions of semilinear elliptic problems
First, one finds a solution u of (NLS) as a Mountain Pass critical point of the Euler functional; after, one proves the concentration as ε → 0.
Multiplicity results for some nonlinear Schroedinger equations with potentials
Tanaka, Morse indices at critical points related to the symmetric mountain pass theorem and applications, Commun. partial diff.
Perturbation from symmetry and multiplicity of solutions for strongly indefinite elliptic systems
The authors apply tools of the critical point theory, like the Morse theory, the Conley index technique and the mountain pass theorem, to obtain results.
Existence and continuation of solutions for a nonlinear Neumann problem
The solutions found by Ni are radial and arise via application of the Mountain Pass Theorem in the space of radial functions.
Radial Solutions for Hamiltonian Elliptic Systems with Weights
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