Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Alps; alpine: as, “the Alpen snow,”
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Of or pertaining to the Alps.
“I wonder what “Boola Boola” sounds like played by alpen horns?”
“None knows when he departs from his home in the morning with his gun, ammunition, and alpen-stock, if he will ever return from the mysterious misty heights towering before him far aloft in the clouds.”
“Shall the tender opal mist betray you? the airy depth of mountain blueness; the blazonry of painted, mud-scarred buttes; the far peaks molten with the alpen glow, cooled by the rising of the velvet, violet twilight tide, and the leagues and leagues of stars?”
“The alpen-glow flowed in evenly across the dead levels of burnt earths, and the round browed, shouldering hills.”
“She is dressed in a tight-fitting black velvet bodice. square-cut at the neck and partly filled in with a gay handkerchief, coloured rose-pink, blue, and golden, like the alpen-rose, the gentian, and the mountain dandelion; alabaster beads, pale as edelweiss, are round her throat; her stiffened. white linen sleeves finish at the elbow; and her full well-worn skirt is of gentian blue.”
“No Titian's feast of gentian, tawny brown, and alpen-rose could intoxicate the lover of those books, those papers, that great map.”
“The task of the troopers as the cordon drew south was more and more difficult, and there were places traversed upon the Natal border where an alpen stock would have been a more useful adjunct than a horse.”
“If it hadn't been for his alpen-stock, it would have been all over with him; and the guides told us there'd been a fellow killed there the year before.”
“John; and the doctor and Ned obeyed; but Jack saw that at every step his father's feet sank lower, and that his alpen-stick gave him no support, but went right in.”
“Yes, you'll hear something finer directly; the guide told me he was going to borrow an alpen-horn at one of these chalets, and then you'll discover for the first time what echo can do.”
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