Definitions

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  • n. the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

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Examples

  • When I asked if the road could not go around the kaembra trees, he pointed out that engineers had mapped out the best route, and it went past Gettys and through the mountain pass that traders had once used.

    Renegade's Magic

  • I had almost lost consciousness when I crossed the mountain pass of Sayo-no-Nakayama [the middle mountain of the little night].

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

  • A mountain pass is a place where the impossible becomes barely possible.

    Through Glacier Park: Seeing America First with Howard Eaton

  • They had gone about another league into that forest, relying on Kel and the birds to guide them towards the mountain pass that was their goal, when Hashi sounded a warning of his own.

    Elephant in the City

  • Clemency had gone the way of all the horses once charcoal had appeared between the mountain pass and Artaxata.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • One plausible theory locates the confrontation in a mountain pass in the Apennines northwest of Florence.

    The Spartacus War

  • They encountered the baggage train disappointingly soon; it had not yet crossed the mountain pass to come down to Lake Matiane, so it had nearly four hundred miles to go.

    Antony and Cleopatra

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