a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset.
On August 23, 1869, the evening alpenglow was very fine, though it did not reach its maximum depth and splendour.
Fragments of science, V. 1-2 John Tyndall
“No; it is only what people call the alpenglow,” said Bracy softly, for the wondrous beauty of the scene impressed him.
Fix Bay’nets George Manville Fenn
When those glossy domes swim into the alpenglow, wet after rain, you conceive how long and imperturbable are the purposes of God.
The Land of Little Rain Mary Austin
There were fleeting blushes as rosy as the alpenglow now tinging her pale cheek.
A Fascinating Traitor Richard Henry Savage
a reddish light on the summits of snow-covered mountain peaks at sunset or sunrise
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. noun 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 […]