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Continental divide   /kˌɑntənˈɛntəl dɪvˈaɪd/   Listen
Continental divide

The watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico).

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"Continental divide" Quotes from Famous Books

... of Boston, and also Miss Winthrop, her paternal aunt, and also Mr. Hutchinson Port, of Philadelphia, her maternal uncle—all of whom were but forty hours removed from the Alkali Desert west of the Continental Divide—felt in the very depths of their several beings how entirely good this air was; and, as their several natures moved them, they betrayed their lively appreciation of ...
— A Border Ruffian - 1891 • Thomas A. Janvier

Words linked to "Continental divide" :   watershed, water parting, Great Divide, North America, divide

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