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Apennines

Italy's limestone mountain backbone, branch off from the Alps near Genoa (Genua). At first they are of moderate height (900–1,200 m.; 3,000–4,000 ft.), and run eastwards forming the ...

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Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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324 words

... , Italy's limestone mountain backbone, branch off from the Alps near Genoa ( Genua ). At first they are of moderate height (900–1,200 m.; 3,000–4,000 ft.), and run eastwards forming the southern boundary of Cisalpine Gaul (Northern Apennines); then, near Ariminum , they turn south-east, follow the line of the Adriatic coast and attain great altitudes - 2,921 m. (9,583 ft.) at the Gran Sasso (Central Apennines); approaching Lucania they become lower again, swing south and occupy virtually all SW Italy (Southern Apennines: the granite Sila mountains...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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65 words

... ( Appennino ) Mountain range extending the length of Italy, a continuation of the Pennine Alps. The ‘backbone’ of Italy, it stretches c .1350km (840mi) from the Genoese Riviera to the tip of the country's ‘toe’. Deforestation caused deep erosion and landslides. The Apennines are the location of numerous hydroelectric plants. Sheep and goats graze on its slopes. The highest point is Mount Corno, at 2914m...

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Howard Sargeant

Dictionary Plus Social Sciences

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2016
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...Apennines A mountain range in Italy, extending 1,200 km along the whole length of the peninsula. To the north-west, the range joins the Ligurian Alps. The eastern slopes are relatively steep, while many of Italy’s peninsular cities are located on the shallower western slopes. The highest peak is Corno Grande, at 2,912 m. Howard Sargeant...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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2020

...Apennines, The ( Gli Appennini ) , Italy The mountainous backbone of peninsular Italy, the ap may be associated with the Latin apex ‘point’ or ‘summit’ while penn may be the Celtic for ‘hill’....

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The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

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2016

...Apennines n ˈapǝˌnǝɪnz sp Appenines 1 ...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • banns , glans, Prestonpans, sans • Octans • Benz , cleanse, Fens, gens, lens • Homo sapiens • impatiens • nolens volens • delirium tremens • Serpens • vas deferens • Cairns • Keynes • Jeans , means, Queens, smithereens • Owens • Robbins • Rubens • gubbins • Hitchens • O'Higgins • Huggins , juggins, muggins • imagines • Jenkins • Eakins • Dickens • Wilkins • Hopkins • Dawkins , Hawkins • Collins • Gobelins • widdershins • matins • Martens • Athens • avens • Heinz • confines • Apennines • bonze , bronze, Johns, mod cons, Mons, St...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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2012
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7 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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48 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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44 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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30 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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25 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Italy's limestone mountain backbone, branch off from the Alps near Genoa (Genua). At first they are of moderate height (900–1,200 m.; 3,000–4,000 ft.), and run eastwards forming the southern boundary ...
Apennine culture

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David William Robertson Ridgway

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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... culture is the term used to describe the material aspects (mainly ceramic) of the mixed economy attested along the Apennine chain between the Bolognese and the south-east tip of peninsular Italy from the middle (16th cent. bc : ‘proto-Apennine’) to the recent bronze age (13th cent.: ‘sub-Apennine’). Particularly significant concentrations have been recovered in south-east Emilia, the Marche, Etruria and Latium Vetus, Campania, Apulia, and on Lipari (where the Apennine material finds its closest stylistic affinities with that from the northern rather...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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2021
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... Culture [CP] A middle and late Bronze Age culture which developed about 1600 bc in peninsular Italy with some influence from the Balkans. Characterized by the variety of its pottery types, which included bowls with elaborate, upstanding handles, and vessels decorated with curvilinear and zig‐zag geometric designs. Many of the sites lie high in the mountains and may have been occupied by transhumant pastoralists. Inhumation cemeteries are...

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[CP]A middle and late Bronze Age culture which developed about 1600 bc in peninsular Italy with some influence from the Balkans. Characterized by the variety of its pottery types, which included ...
Ausonian culture

Ausonian culture  

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The name introduced in 1956 by Bernabò Brea for the culture of the late bronze age in the Aeoliae insulae, is closely related to the later Apennine culture of the ...
Marche

Marche  

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Region in e central Italy between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea; the capital is Ancona. Except for a narrow coastal plain, Marche is mountainous. Farming is the principal economic ...
Picenum

Picenum  

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Is situated east of the Apennines in the mid-Adriatic region, the warlike iron-age inhabitants of which practised inhumation. The inscriptions in the area fall into two groups: northern, from ...
via Cassia

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A road running north from Rome through Sutrium, Volsinii to Arretium. Here it joined with a road which led across the Apennines to Bononia and then Aquileia. The Cassia proper ...

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