a long, powerful horn of wood or bark, with a cupped mouthpiece and a curved bell at opposite ends, used by Swiss herders and mountaineers.
another name for alphorn
a strong staff with an iron point, used by mountain climbers. Historical Examples Stand up as I do, and hold your alpenstock behind you like this. The Crystal Hunters George Manville Fenn There’s a great stick in the corner that Uncle Joe calls his alpenstock. Little Lucy’s Wonderful Globe Charlotte M. Yonge I looked out […]
- Alpers’ disease
alpers’ disease Alpers’ disease Al·pers’ disease (āl’pərz) n. See progressive cerebral poliodystrophy.
- Alpes-de-haute provence
a department in SE France. 2698 sq. mi. (6990 sq. km). Capital: Digne.
a department in SE France. 1527 sq. mi. (3955 sq. km). Capital: Nice. Historical Examples To the south is the open sea, and to the north the varied background of the Alpes-Maritimes. Rambles on the Riviera Francis Miltoun Its course is so sinuous, as it comes down from its source in the Alpes-Maritimes, that it […]