American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A volcano, about 5,760 m (18,885 ft) high, of north-central Ecuador in the Andes southeast of Quito.
“Precisely so; and take for another example the farm of Antisana, which is situated about midway up the Cordilleras, mountains of South”
“In 2002, he spent a year in South America, climbing the Andean peaks Cerro Cuerno, Aconcagua, Antisana, El Altar, and Chimborazo, for a book on mountaineering that never got written.”
“Chimborazo, Antisana, Sarata, Illimani, Aconcagua — names of mountains that affect us like the names of gods, implacable”
“Antisana, and Tunguragua, amid the range of the Cordilleras of the”
“There are in this region of South America other two great volcanoes, named Antisana and Sangay.”
“We passed within sight of Antisana, the mighty broken cone on which the snow never melts, and which the Incas allege was the highest peak in the Andes before its top blew off in a tremendous eruption hundreds of years ago.”
“To the North stretches the Cordillera, grandeur piled on grandeur till it culminates in the broken cone of Antisana eighty miles away.”
“Of the latter, Cotopaxi (19,613 ft.), Tunguragua (16,690 ft.) and Sangai (17,454 ft.) are still active; Antisana (19,335 ft.);”
“Chimborazo, Antisana, Sarata, Illimani, Aconcagua -- names of mountains that affect us like the names of gods, implacable Pachacamac and”
“Humboldt ascended the volcano of Antisana to a height of 2773 fathoms, but could go no further, as the cold was so intense that the blood started from the lips, eyes, and gums of the travellers.”
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