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Massif   Listen
noun
massif  n.  (Geol.) A block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range.






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"Massif" Quotes from Famous Books



... before we got out of the valley. Thereafter Coropuna was always in sight, and as we slowly approached it we studied it with care. The plateau has an elevation of over 15,000 feet, yet the mountain stood out conspicuously above it. Coropuna is really a range about twenty miles long. Its gigantic massif was covered with snow fields from one end to the other. So deep did the fresh snow lie that it was generally impossible to see where snow fields ended and glaciers began. We could see that of the five well-defined peaks the middle one was probably the lowest. The two next ...
— Inca Land - Explorations in the Highlands of Peru • Hiram Bingham



Words linked to "Massif" :   geological formation, range of mountains, Massif Central, mountain chain, mountain range, range, chain



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