Brocken



a mountain in N central Germany: the highest peak in the Harz Mountains. 3745 feet (1140 meters).
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Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847 Various
The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine Heinrich Heine
Meteorology J. G. M’Pherson
Bye-Ways Robert Smythe Hichens
Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller
McClure’s Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908 Various
Pencil Sketches Eliza Leslie
Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites John Nettin Radcliffe
The Glaciers of the Alps John Tyndall
Henry Brocken Walter J. de la Mare

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a mountain in central Germany: the highest peak of the Harz Mountains; important in German folklore. Height: 1142 m (3747 ft). The Brocken Bow or Brocken Spectre is an atmospheric phenomenon in which an observer, when the sun is low, may see his enlarged shadow against the clouds, often surrounded by coloured lights

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