piedmont

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Piedmont the region of northwestern Italy; includes the Po valley
    • n Piedmont the plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains: parts of Virginia and North and South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama
    • n piedmont a gentle slope leading from the base of a mountain to a region of flat land
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Piedmont (Geol) Noting the region of foothills near the base of a mountain chain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Piedmont In physical geography, a district lying along or near the foot of a mountain-range, like the plain of northwestern Italy near the Alps: applied, for example, to the rolling land next east of the Blue Ridge in Virginia, called sometimes the Piedmont Plain.
    • Piedmont Having the physical character of a piedmont or its relations to a mountain-range: as, a piedmont region or district.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. pied, foot + mont, mountain

Usage

In literature:

On the right, Piedmont and the plains of Lombardy were at our feet.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
Infant Class Piedmont Sab.
"The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 02, February, 1885" by Various
Infant Class Piedmont Sab.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 38, No. 01, January, 1884" by Various
Fourth, a town in Piedmont, once an ancient Roman settlement.
"Harper's Young People, October 12, 1880" by Various
The Piedmont (Greenville, S.C.), Mar.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
Piedmont Ch., 320; Union Ch.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 38, No. 06, June, 1884" by Various
His fourth act has been the seizure of Piedmont, and its absolute annexation to France.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
Piedmont, also, was diplomatically approached in a remarkably friendly manner.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
By January 1779 the British army came into Piedmont Virginia in a totally unexpected manner.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
On his declining a clerical life, he was sent to the French army in Piedmont in 1643.
"Notes and Queries, Number 233, April 15, 1854" by Various
There are 5000 negroes working on the fortifications near the city, and 2500 are to work on the Piedmont Railroad.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Rather than trust to Piedmont, may Pius IX.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The Piedmont is a fire-proof building of the best class, with steel frame.
"Atlanta" by Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
For Piedmont, completed in 1836 and 1841; was suppressed, like all other Italian concordats, by the formation of the kingdom of Italy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
In the meanwhile the elections were being held in Piedmont.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
When Piedmont attacked Austria again in 1849, Parma was evacuated, but reoccupied by General d'Aspre in April.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
Piedmont, comparative obscurity of the history of, i.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
Saluzzo in Piedmont, where his father owned a printing establishment.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Thank God we are not in Piedmont!
"The Patriot" by Antonio Fogazzaro
In Pinar del Rio it forms a piedmont plain that entirely surrounds the mountain range.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
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In poetry:

There see a noted river rise,
Swelled by continual supplies
From far inferior streams:
In Piedmont it has its source, The Adriatic ends its course,
And with fresh beauty beams.
"Enigma XLIX." by Elizabeth Hitchener

In news:

Rich Kitchens, principal of Piedmont High School, released the following statement.
A Piedmont High School graduate, Class of 1978, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed overnight in the bombings in Libya.
Piedmont holds dog show.
Find a Fitness Instructor in Piedmont , SC.
About 19.0 miles from Piedmont , SC.
Piedmont Farm, Howard County, Md.
Piedmont Farm's entry hall features an elegantly curved staircase.
Northwest Insurance in Piedmont .
Northwest Agents in Piedmont .
208 Anderson St Piedmont , SC, 29673.
Local Piedmont Club Dog Members.
A History of Piedmont Airlines.
PIEDMONT – Harrison County business and community leaders, as well as interested residents are invited to attend a special pipeline construction issues briefing.
Piedmont Healthcare and WellStar Health System will partner to save costs.
Out of 10 teams that qualified, 31 bass keepers were brought to the scales weighing in at a total of 81 pounds at the Piedmont Bass Classics Fall Team Bass Tournament Trail held at Shearon Harris Reservoir on Nov 4.
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In science:

Visits of E.S. in Marburg were funded through a grant by East Piedmont University.
Spectral densities of Wishart-Levy free stable random matrices: Analytical results and Monte Carlo validation
Acknowledgements: This work has been supported by Piedmont Region (pro ject E14).
Cosmology and entanglement
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