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

  • A range extending about 241 km (150 mi) along the French-Swiss border and rising to 1,723.9 m (5,652 ft). The area is a popular year-round resort region.


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  • BEARDSLEY: Spectators joined the grazing cows on hillside pastures to watch the 101-mile stage that led up into the Jura Mountains, known as the foothills of the Alps. (Soundbite of crowd) BEARDSLEY: The beauty of the Tour is that it is a big, glamorous, international sport, yet it's so accessible to regular folk.

    Cyclists (And Heat) Press On In Tour De France

  • The guts of CERN were underground, consisting primarily of the Large Hadron Collider, a twenty-seven-kilometer-circumference circular tunnel built below the surface of the earth in the area between the Geneva airport and the Jura Mountains.

    The Shroud Codex

  • Charles-Édouard Jeanneret was born in 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Swiss Jura Mountains.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • In December 1999 forty storm petrels including birds ringed on Fair Isle in Shetland and Skomer in Wales caught up in vile weather were forcibly displaced from the Atlantic to the Jura Mountains in Switzerland.

    A Year on the Wing

  • A 100-meter-deep tunnel near the Jura Mountains on the border of Switzerland and France is the site of what will arguably be the most important event in the history of the universe.

    Primordial Train Wreck

  • [126] Jurassic period: that part of the geological series which is older than the Cretaceous and newer than the Triassic; so called from the predominance of rocks of this age in the Jura Mountains.

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • It needed only a few sympathetic questions to induce her to tell him of the little town nestled at the foot of the Jura Mountains, of the sparkling lake on which she used to look from her chamber window, and of the Jungfrau, seventy miles away, but seeming so near in clear weather.

    Glenloch Girls

  • These dark and solemn groves of fir, contrasting so strikingly with the beech woods, now arrayed in their last gaudiest dress, remind me forcibly of Switzerland and the Jura Mountains, which I saw at this very season.

    Recollections of the late William Beckford of Fonthill, Wilts and Lansdown, Bath

  • In the French province of Franche-Comté, to the west of the Jura Mountains, the first Sunday of Lent is known as the Sunday of the Firebrands (Brandons), on account of the fires which it is customary to kindle on that day.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • Some years before, Gibbon had loved and courted the beautiful Mademoiselle Curchod in her quiet home in the Jura Mountains.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great


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