American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region of the eastern United States including the Appalachian Mountains.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A continental area of Paleozoic time which occupied in part the general position of the present Appalachian region.
- n. A region in the eastern United States, near part of the Appalachian Mountains, that stretches from southern New York state to northern Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia, usually excluding New England.
- n. an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
“As we have worked with our members and allies in Appalachia to tell the story nationwide about the incredible destruction associated with mountaintop removal mining, the overwhelming response we hear outside of Appalachia is "How can that be allowed to happen in the United States?”
“LUDDEN: And Terry (ph) is in Appalachia, New York.”
“Central Appalachia is the number one spot in America for tooth decay to due to their poor diet, lack of access to dental care, and widespread addiction to Mountain Dew.”
“Does FOTF have a special section for inbreeding in Appalachia?”
“North Carolina, despite going for Obama, has more people in Appalachia, the sort of people least likely to vote for Obama, and fewer Blacks or Hispanics.”
“Im sure that the miners in Appalachia hate the Cohen brothers for their ‘lies and attacks’ on their already poor areas.”
“I grew up in Appalachia and was educated at a country schoolhouse where there were 15 year old males just putting in time in the 4th grade until they could reach age 16, legally drop out and go work in coal mines.”
“But you can't seriously say that that justifies piracy, any more than poverty in Appalachia or Cleveland justifies armed robbery.”
“Today Appalachia is rising up to demand an end to mountaintop removal coal mining.”
“We can build a new future starting now and starting in Appalachia, and starting with an end to mountaintop removal.”
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