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- A mountain system extending about 1,352 km (840 mi) from northwest Italy south to the Strait of Messina. The highest peak is Mount Corno, rising to 2,915.8 m (9,560 ft).
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- proper n. A mountain range stretching 1,200 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, traversing the entire Apennine Peninsula, and forming the backbone of the country.
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- n. a mountain range extending the length of the Italian peninsula
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The mountains he called the Apennines, and that volcano's
The opinion of a man who passed his life between the Alps and the Apennines, is undoubtedly of great weight; yet I observe,
The Alps only reached above twelve thousand at the peaks, and the Apennines were a good deal lower.
The fastnesses of the Apennines were their sole safety; and thither -- scarce daring to stop to pillage for victuals -- they hurried their weary steps.
In company with Count Paar from Vienna, the most excellent travelling companion, and a young nobleman from Hungary, I now travelled on with a vetturino for five days: solitary, and more picturesque than habitable inns among the Apennines were our night's quarters.
The distance is not very great, and so long as you are in the mountains you will probably be safe; but in leaving this range and gaining the southern Apennines, which is your point of arrival, you will have to cross the open country.
The highest summit on the Moon is Mons Huygens, in the lunar Apennines, which is 15,000ft.
To the west of the Apennines is the European plate, and to the south is the African plate, which is moving slowly northwards, Musson explained.
Roger Musson of the British Geological Survey (BGS) in Edinburgh, Scotland, said the Apennines were a hotspot for large quakes, and an event of this magnitude "is not really a surprise."
Crathis, a river 58 m. long, the only considerable one in Calabria), the granite mountains of Calabria proper (though still called Apennines in ordinary usage) begin.