American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A mountain range extending about 153 km (95 mi) along the border of Germany and the Czech Republic. It rises to 1,244.4 m (4,080 ft).
“Far into the distance stretches the range of mountains called the Erzgebirge, which bound Bohemia on the north.”
“The district is known as the Erzgebirge or Ore Mountains, and the Riesengebirge or Giant Mountains, MacCulloch says that upwards of 500 mines are wrought in the former district, and that one-thirtieth of the entire population of Saxony to this day derive their subsistence from mining industry and the manufacture of metallic products.”
“ The district is known as the Erzgebirge or Ore Mountains, and the”
“The search for native cobalt, especially outside of Saxony or the Erzgebirge, was tied to the development of zaffer and smalt industries — refined versions of cobalt used by painters and in vitreous colormaking — and to recognition of the quality of the cobalt-based colors.”
“The Russians have bypassed Dresden, and are trying to cross the Erzgebirge from the north so as to reach the protectorate and thus outflank Field Marshal Schoerner's army.”
“Erzgebirge, to the south-east Saxon Switzerland, and, in a dip of the nearer hills, Dresden.”
“They have a cold, desolate look; and we think of the gardens we have left at their bases, and of the forests of fir-trees which wave upon some of the loftier pinnacles of these same Erzgebirge.”
“Erzgebirge; the centre of the Saxon mining administration.”
“In the Erzgebirge there is dancing at the summer solstice round”
“In the Erzgebirge the following custom was annually observed at Shrovetide about the beginning of the seventeenth century.”
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