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Catskill Mountains   /kˈætskˌɪl mˈaʊntənz/   Listen
Catskill Mountains

A range of the Appalachians to the west of the Hudson in southeastern New York; includes many popular resort areas.  Synonym: Catskills.

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"Catskill Mountains" Quotes from Famous Books

... I ever experienced in America. Last year at this time I was upon the Catskill Mountains, and was aroused at an unearthly hour by the discharge of a cannon, whose reverberation was something appalling, and made me doubt if I was not shot. The hotel was graced with the presence of some thirty or forty children, ...
— The Story of a Summer - Or, Journal Leaves from Chappaqua • Cecilia Cleveland

... of the strata constituting Rocky Mountains? Is it primitive, or is it graywacke like Catskill Mountains? I have said, in a note, that, after you and Dr. E. James set foot upon it, we shall no longer ...
— Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers • Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

... especially at the present time, when they were all green with the wheat coming up. The woodland also is very good for tillable land, and it was one of the locations which pleased me most, with its agreeable fountains. Coming back to the shore, I made a sketch,[355] as well as I could, of the Catskill mountains, which now showed themselves nakedly, which they did not do to us when we went up the river. They lie on the west side of the river, deep in the country, and I stood on the east side of it. In the evening we obtained a still more distinct ...
— Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680 • Jasper Danckaerts

... greyhounds by careful and methodical selection, or by that kind of unconscious selection which follows from each man trying to keep the best dogs without any thought of modifying the breed. I may add that, according to Mr. Pierce, there are two varieties of the wolf inhabiting the Catskill Mountains, in the United States, one with a light greyhound-like form, which pursues deer, and the other more bulky, with shorter legs, which more frequently attacks the ...
— On the Origin of Species - 6th Edition • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Catskill Mountains" :   New York, range, borscht belt, NY, borsht circuit, range of mountains, borscht circuit, borsht belt, Empire State, Appalachians, chain of mountains, chain, Appalachian Mountains, New York State, mountain chain, mountain range

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