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

  • A peak, about 3,999 m (13,110 ft) high, in the Pennine Alps of southern Switzerland near the Italian border.


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  • This bad moment, however, proved to be the last and worst, and when they emerged upon the high valley in which stands the village of Simplon, the rain was already lessening and the clouds rolling up the great sides and peaks of the Fletschhorn.

    The Marriage of William Ashe


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