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Catskills   /kˈætskˌɪlz/   Listen

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

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"Catskills" Quotes from Famous Books

... old, old! the West, with the exception of the Rocky Mountains, is of yesterday in comparison. The Hudson was an ancient river before the Mississippi was born, and the Catskills were being slowly carved from a vast plateau while the rocks that were to form many of the Western ranges were being laid down as sediment in the bottom of the sea. California is yet in her teens, while New England in comparison ...
— Time and Change • John Burroughs

... when he awoke from his long slumber in the Catskills, not the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus when they came back from their sepulchre and found their city Christian, had a better right to be surprised than the prior of St. Victor when he got back to Geneva. Duke and bishop and all their functionaries were expelled; priests and preaching-friars ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878. • Various

... reaches of the river grew narrower and wider again as the soil had proven soft or more resistant and the water had spread or had cut out a deep channel. Off to the west the Catskills loomed against the sky, more varied than the Green Mountains and ...
— Ethel Morton at Rose House • Mabell S. C. Smith

... and hiring out to farmers and boarding house keepers under assumed names. One could jump a young man out of almost any likely thicket north of the Bronx; they were as plentiful and as shy as deer in the Catskills; corn field, scrub, marsh, and almost any patch of woods in the State, if carefully beaten up, would have yielded at least one or two flocks of skulking ...
— The Gay Rebellion • Robert W. Chambers

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

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