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Old man of the mountain   /oʊld mæn əv ðə mˈaʊntən/   Listen
Old man of the mountain

Whitish hairy plant with featherlike leaves and a few stout stems each bearing an especially handsome solitary large yellow flower head; mountainous regions north central United States.  Synonyms: alpine sunflower, Hymenoxys grandiflora, Tetraneuris grandiflora.

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"Old man of the mountain" Quotes from Famous Books

... not know a Greek from a Saracen, or a horse's head from his tail—and will go to some pestilential hole like that foul Egyptian swamp, where we stayed till our skin was the colour of an old boot, in hopes of converting the Sultan of Babylon, or the Old Man of the Mountain, or what not, and there he will stay till the flower of his ...
— The Prince and the Page • Charlotte M. Yonge

... broad earth hath not, Through all her bounds, an object like to thee, That travellers e'er recorded. Nor a spot More fit to stir the poet's phantasy; Grey Old Man of the Mountain, awfully There, from thy wreath of clouds thou dost uprear Those features grand,—the same eternally! Lone dweller 'mid the hills! with gaze austere Thou lookest down, methinks, ...
— Eventide - A Series of Tales and Poems • Effie Afton

Words linked to "Old man of the mountain" :   Tetraneuris, wild flower, wildflower, Tetraneuris grandiflora, Hymenoxys grandiflora, genus Tetraneuris

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