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Allegheny Mountains


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountain range comprising the western part of the Appalachian Mountains. The range extends about 805 km (500 mi) from northern Pennsylvania to southwest Virginia and rises to approximately 1,483 m (4,862 ft) in northeast West Virginia. The eastern Alleghenies, also called the Allegheny Front, form a steep escarpment and are more rugged than the western portion, known as the Allegheny Plateau, which extends into Ohio and Kentucky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia


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  • As for the snake, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site national resource management specialist Kathy Penrod said the Allegheny Mountains are a habitat for the poisonous Timber Rattlesnake and copperhead.

    The Altoona Mirror

  • Adam Stephen later said that the retreat was over “the roughest and most hilly of any on the Allegheny Mountains.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • The Virginians, on the other hand, interpreted the cession to include lands beyond the Allegheny Mountains, in particular those in the Ohio Valley.

    George Washington’s First War

  • They are also carried to Pittsburgh from coal-burning power plants in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois and then trapped by the Allegheny Mountains and river valleys.

    Pittsburgh Tries to Clear the Air on Pollution

  • The C&O Canal continued to operate, primarily bringing coal out of the Allegheny Mountains, but by 1924 the canal was no longer being used.

    Kate Kelly: The Significance of the Catoctin Aqueduct in the Story of American Transportation

  • The new Republican governor is hosting an invitation-only retreat for senior staff and top supporters at the Homestead resort in the Allegheny Mountains Thursday and Friday.

    McDonnell takes staff, supporters to Homestead for weekend

  • In October and November, as the days grew short and the first flurries of snow blew east from the heights of the Allegheny Mountains, the leaders of the Revolution turned their skeptical eyes on their commander in chief.

    Robert Morris

  • When the regular Virginia Army attempted to conscript Boyd into Confederate service, he deserted at once and fled to live in a cave up in the Allegheny Mountains.

    Going Mutant

  • It reminded Asimov of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, only without the Allegheny Mountains to zigzag up, down and around.

    DBTL 62: Road Trip

  • The number of black bears in the Adirondacks is pretty stable, said Tabor, but he expects people to see an increasing number in other popular camping areas like the Catskills and the Allegheny Mountains.

    Susan Cosier: Crafty Bears Foil Campers in the Adirondacks


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