from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An active volcano, 4,172.4 m (13,680 ft) high, of south-central Hawaii Island.
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- proper n. A volcano in Hawaii, the largest volcano in the world.
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- n. an active volcano on south central Hawaii Island
If so, they couldn't be very old; Mauna Loa erupted pretty often, and certainly this field had been overflowed several times during the twentieth century.
"Bad luck or no, so far as anyone knows, she -- Mauna Loa is always she to the Old Ones -- she's never taken a life."