Apennines



a mountain range in Italy, extending across the length of the entire peninsula from NW to SW. Highest peak, Monte Corno, 9585 feet (2922 meters).
Contemporary Examples

The Italian election was a farrago of farce and consequence that reaches far beyond the Alps and the Apennines.
The United States Can’t Insulate Itself From Euro Politics Robert Shrum February 27, 2013

Historical Examples

Other instances, but not so many, may be quoted from south of the Apennines.
Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield

To west and south sweep the Maritime Alps and the Apennines.
New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds

The Gothic warriors were kindly treated, but dismissed to their farms between the Apennines and the Adriatic.
Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin

It lacks all that makes the skirts of Alps and Apennines sublime.
New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds

Under Gregory he was out of favour, and was kept out of sight in a little hole in the Apennines.
The Gadfly E. L. Voynich

But, though Hannibal conquered the Alps, the Apennines conquered him.
Hannibal Jacob Abbott

Turning to the south, you have the purple summits of the Apennines rising above the plain.
Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber James Aitken Wylie

Morello: the highest of the spurs of the Apennines to the north of Florence.
Introduction to Robert Browning Hiram Corson

From the halls of the Vatican to the most secluded hermitage of the Apennines, the great revival was everywhere felt and seen.
Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3) Thomas Babington Macaulay

plural noun
a mountain range in Italy, extending over 1250 km (800 miles) from the northwest to the southernmost tip of the peninsula. Highest peak: Monte Corno, 2912 m (9554 ft)
a mountain range lying in the N quadrants of the moon, extending over 950 km along the SE border of the Mare Imbrium and rising to 6200 m

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