Definitions

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  • adjective Of or relating to the high mountain range of "thunder-smitten" peaks (now Kimara), between Epirus and Macedonia.

Etymologies

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Latin Acroceraunius, from Ancient Greek high, heights + thunderbolt.

Examples

  • Gerbelius in his exposition of Sophianus 'map, approves; the breast lies open from those Acroceraunian hills in Epirus, to the Sunian promontory in Attica; Pagae and Magaera are the two shoulders; that

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Acroceraunian promontory; and stepping forward with his projected fist, something smaller and softer than a sledge-hammer, struck the physician to the ground.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • He still enjoys his annual trip along the shores of Norway or breaks away from the cares of State to pass a few weeks at his Corfu castle, dazzling in its marble whiteness and overlooking the Acroceraunian mountains, or to hunt or shoot at the country seat of some influential or wealthy subject.

    William of Germany

  • Sleeps in the soul of all created things; In the blue sea, th 'Acroceraunian height, In the eyed butterfly's auricular wings

    Crome Yellow

  • He still enjoys his annual trip along the shores of Norway or breaks away from the cares of State to pass a few weeks at his Corfu castle, dazzling in its marble whiteness and overlooking the Acroceraunian mountains, or to hunt or shoot at the country seat of some influential or wealthy subject.

    William of Germany

  • When "Arethusa arose From her couch of snows In the Acroceraunian mountains" she had scarcely reached the age at which women begin to dream of love.

    Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions

  • From the Acroceraunian snow to the ford of the fleece of gold.

    Atalanta in Calydon

  • Acroceraunian promontory, one could descry, in clear weather, the

    Outline of Universal History

  • What grand irregular thunder, thought I, standing on my hearth-stone among the Acroceraunian hills, as the scattered bolts boomed overhead, and crashed down among the valleys, every bolt followed by zigzag irradiations, and swift slants of sharp rain, which audibly rang, like a charge of spear-points, on my low shingled roof.

    The Piazza Tales

  • In truth, to restrain his tears at such a crisis the poor wretch's heart must have been encased in more of the aes triplex -- "the triple brass" -- than Horace bestows upon the sailor who first visited the terrifying Acroceraunian shoals.

    The Black Tulip

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