from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A massif of northwest Wales. Rising to 1,085.8 m (3,560 ft), it is the highest elevation in Wales.
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- proper n. the highest mountain in Wales.
- proper n. any of several small places in Britain
- proper n. an English habitational surname for someone who lived in any of these places
The name Snowdon was bestowed upon this region by the early English on account of its snowy appearance in winter; Eryri by the
'Don't know nobody called Snowdon about' ere, do you, Mr. Squibbs? '
'It's somebody wants to know if there ain't somebody called Snowdon livin' 'ere,' she whispered in a tone of alarm.
Not so long ago, I met a chap as used to work for somebody called Snowdon, and from what I can make out it was Snowdon's brother at home, him as we use to ere so much about.
One of these protective mountain ranges, known as Snowdonia, includes Mount Snowdon, which is the highest peak in either England or Wales.
'How's Mr. What's-his-name Snowdon?' was the reply.
To this day the visitor to Snowdon is told the touching story, and shown the place, called Beth-Gellert,3 where the dog's grave is still to be seen.
There is a lake in a defile on the northwest flank of Snowdon, which is supplied by a stream which previously passes over several veins of copper; this lake is, of course, of a bright verdigris green, but it is not transparent.
To my younger brother he left his estate on James River, called Snowdon, after the supposed birth-place of the family: to myself, the lands on which I was born and live.
'Snowdon' in the newspaper, in such a shameful and horrible connection, her impulse was to flee, to hide herself.
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