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Blue Ridge   /blu rɪdʒ/   Listen
Blue Ridge

A range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia.  Synonym: Blue Ridge Mountains.

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"Blue Ridge" Quotes from Famous Books

... his plain but beautiful house, in sight of the Blue Ridge, with Charlottesville and the university at his feet. He rode daily for ten miles until he was eighty-two. He died July 4, 1826, full of honors, and everywhere funeral orations were delivered to his memory, the best of which was by Daniel Webster ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume XI • John Lord

... lift and drop of his square shoulders, he settled back in his chair. He drew his hand across his eyes, the humorous lines deepened and, like one admitting a weakness, he shook his head. It was always so; the sight of any mountains, a patch of snow on a far blue ridge, set his pulses singing; wakened the wanderlust for the big spaces in God's out-of-doors. And this canyon of the Snoqualmie was old, familiar ground. He had served his surveyor's apprenticeship on these western slopes of the Cascades. He had triangulated most of these peaks, named some of them, ...
— The Rim of the Desert • Ada Woodruff Anderson

... the air was dark and thick with fog and exhalations, with the smoke of camp-fires and premonitory death. There was little sleep that night, and as the morning sun rose bright and beautiful over the Blue Ridge and dipped down into the Valley, the firing on the right was resumed. Reinforcements soon began to move along the rear to Hooker's support. Thinking the place of danger was the place of duty, Miss Barton ordered her mules to be harnessed and took her place in the swift train of artillery ...
— Woman's Work in the Civil War - A Record of Heroism, Patriotism, and Patience • Linus Pierpont Brockett

Words linked to "Blue Ridge" :   VA, Old North State, Virginia, Pennsylvania, mountain range, range of mountains, chain of mountains, Appalachians, mountain chain, Old Dominion State, range, Old Dominion, Tar Heel State, North Carolina, pa, chain, NC, Keystone State, Appalachian Mountains

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