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 for mountain
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gun \Gun\ (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin;
     cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon)
     fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E.
     mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.]
     1. A weapon which throws or propels a missile to a distance;
        any firearm or instrument for throwing projectiles,
        consisting of a tube or barrel closed at one end, in which
        the projectile is placed, with an explosive charge (such
        as guncotton or gunpowder) behind, which is ignited by
        various means. Pistols, rifles, carbines, muskets, and
        fowling pieces are smaller guns, for hand use, and are
        called small arms. Larger guns are called cannon,
        ordnance, fieldpieces, carronades, howitzers, etc.
        See these terms in the Vocabulary.
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              As swift as a pellet out of a gunne
              When fire is in the powder runne.     --Chaucer.
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              The word gun was in use in England for an engine to
              cast a thing from a man long before there was any
              gunpowder found out.                  --Selden.
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     2. (Mil.) A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a
        cannon.
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     3. pl. (Naut.) Violent blasts of wind.
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     Note: Guns are classified, according to their construction or
           manner of loading as rifled or smoothbore,
           breech-loading or muzzle-loading, cast or
           built-up guns; or according to their use, as field,
           mountain, prairie, seacoast, and siege guns.
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     Armstrong gun, a wrought iron breech-loading cannon named
        after its English inventor, Sir William Armstrong.
  
     Big gun or Great gun, a piece of heavy ordnance; hence
        (Fig.), a person superior in any way; as, bring in the big
        guns to tackle the problem.
  
     Gun barrel, the barrel or tube of a gun.
  
     Gun carriage, the carriage on which a gun is mounted or
        moved.
  
     Gun cotton (Chem.), a general name for a series of
        explosive nitric ethers of cellulose, obtained by steeping
        cotton in nitric and sulphuric acids. Although there are
        formed substances containing nitric acid radicals, yet the
        results exactly resemble ordinary cotton in appearance. It
        burns without ash, with explosion if confined, but quietly
        and harmlessly if free and open, and in small quantity.
        Specifically, the lower nitrates of cellulose which are
        insoluble in ether and alcohol in distinction from the
        highest (pyroxylin) which is soluble. See Pyroxylin, and
        cf. Xyloidin. The gun cottons are used for blasting and
        somewhat in gunnery: for making celluloid when compounded
        with camphor; and the soluble variety (pyroxylin) for
        making collodion. See Celluloid, and Collodion. Gun
        cotton is frequenty but improperly called
        nitrocellulose. It is not a nitro compound, but an ester
        of nitric acid.
  
     Gun deck. See under Deck.
  
     Gun fire, the time at which the morning or the evening gun
        is fired.
  
     Gun metal, a bronze, ordinarily composed of nine parts of
        copper and one of tin, used for cannon, etc. The name is
        also given to certain strong mixtures of cast iron.
  
     Gun port (Naut.), an opening in a ship through which a
        cannon's muzzle is run out for firing.
  
     Gun tackle (Naut.), the blocks and pulleys affixed to the
        side of a ship, by which a gun carriage is run to and from
        the gun port.
  
     Gun tackle purchase (Naut.), a tackle composed of two
        single blocks and a fall. --Totten.
  
     Krupp gun, a wrought steel breech-loading cannon, named
        after its German inventor, Herr Krupp.
  
     Machine gun, a breech-loading gun or a group of such guns,
        mounted on a carriage or other holder, and having a
        reservoir containing cartridges which are loaded into the
        gun or guns and fired in rapid succession. In earlier
        models, such as the Gatling gun, the cartridges were
        loaded by machinery operated by turning a crank. In modern
        versions the loading of cartidges is accomplished by
        levers operated by the recoil of the explosion driving the
        bullet, or by the pressure of gas within the barrel.
        Several hundred shots can be fired in a minute by such
        weapons, with accurate aim. The Gatling gun, Gardner
        gun, Hotchkiss gun, and Nordenfelt gun, named for
        their inventors, and the French mitrailleuse, are
        machine guns.
  
     To blow great guns (Naut.), to blow a gale. See Gun, n.,
        3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mountain \Moun"tain\ (moun"t[i^]n), a.
     1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or
        living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains;
        among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines;
        mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.
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     2. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
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              The high, the mountain majesty of worth. --Byron.
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     Mountain antelope (Zool.), the goral.
  
     Mountain ash (Bot.), an ornamental tree, the Pyrus
        Americana (or Sorbus Americana), producing beautiful
        bunches of red berries. Its leaves are pinnate, and its
        flowers white, growing in fragrant clusters. The European
        species is the Pyrus aucuparia, or rowan tree.
  
     Mountain barometer, a portable barometer, adapted for safe
        transportation, used in measuring the heights of
        mountains.
  
     Mountain beaver (Zool.), the sewellel.
  
     Mountain blue (Min.), blue carbonate of copper; azurite.
  
     Mountain cat (Zool.), the catamount. See Catamount.
  
     Mountain chain, a series of contiguous mountain ranges,
        generally in parallel or consecutive lines or curves.
  
     Mountain cock (Zool.), capercailzie. See Capercailzie.
  
     Mountain cork (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
        cork in its texture.
  
     Mountain crystal. See under Crystal.
  
     Mountain damson (Bot.), a large tree of the genus
        Simaruba+({Simaruba+amarga">Simaruba ({Simaruba amarga) growing in the West Indies,
        which affords a bitter tonic and astringent, sometimes
        used in medicine.
  
     Mountain dew, Scotch whisky, so called because often
        illicitly distilled among the mountains. [Humorous]
  
     Mountain ebony (Bot.), a small leguminous tree ({Bauhinia
        variegata) of the East and West Indies; -- so called
        because of its dark wood. The bark is used medicinally and
        in tanning.
  
     Mountain flax (Min.), a variety of asbestus, having very
        fine fibers; amianthus. See Amianthus.
  
     Mountain fringe (Bot.), climbing fumitory. See under
        Fumitory.
  
     Mountain goat. (Zool.) See Mazama.
  
     Mountain green. (Min.)
        (a) Green malachite, or carbonate of copper.
        (b) See Green earth, under Green, a.
  
     Mountain holly (Bot.), a branching shrub ({Nemopanthes
        Canadensis), having smooth oblong leaves and red berries.
        It is found in the Northern United States.
  
     Mountain laurel (Bot.), an American shrub ({Kalmia
        latifolia) with glossy evergreen leaves and showy
        clusters of rose-colored or white flowers. The foliage is
        poisonous. Called also American laurel, ivy bush, and
        calico bush. See Kalmia.
  
     Mountain leather (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
        leather in its texture.
  
     Mountain licorice (Bot.), a plant of the genus Trifolium
        ({Trifolium Alpinum).
  
     Mountain limestone (Geol.), a series of marine limestone
        strata below the coal measures, and above the old red
        standstone of Great Britain. See Chart of Geology.
  
     Mountain linnet (Zool.), the twite.
  
     Mountain magpie. (Zool.)
        (a) The yaffle, or green woodpecker.
        (b) The European gray shrike.
  
     Mountain mahogany (Bot.) See under Mahogany.
  
     Mountain meal (Min.), a light powdery variety of calcite,
        occurring as an efflorescence.
  
     Mountain milk (Min.), a soft spongy variety of carbonate of
        lime.
  
     Mountain mint. (Bot.) See Mint.
  
     Mountain ousel (Zool.), the ring ousel; -- called also
        mountain thrush and mountain colley. See Ousel.
  
     Mountain pride, or Mountain green (Bot.), a tree of
        Jamaica ({Spathelia simplex), which has an unbranched
        palmlike stem, and a terminal cluster of large, pinnate
        leaves.
  
     Mountain quail (Zool.), the plumed partridge ({Oreortyx
        pictus) of California. It has two long, slender,
        plumelike feathers on the head. The throat and sides are
        chestnut; the belly is brown with transverse bars of black
        and white; the neck and breast are dark gray.
  
     Mountain range, a series of mountains closely related in
        position and direction.
  
     Mountain rice. (Bot.)
        (a) An upland variety of rice, grown without irrigation,
            in some parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States.
        (b) An American genus of grasses ({Oryzopsis).
  
     Mountain rose (Bot.), a species of rose with solitary
        flowers, growing in the mountains of Europe ({Rosa
        alpina).
  
     Mountain soap (Min.), a soft earthy mineral, of a brownish
        color, used in crayon painting; saxonite.
  
     Mountain sorrel (Bot.), a low perennial plant ({Oxyria
        digyna with rounded kidney-form leaves, and small
        greenish flowers, found in the White Mountains of New
        Hampshire, and in high northern latitudes. --Gray.
  
     Mountain sparrow (Zool.), the European tree sparrow.
  
     Mountain spinach. (Bot.) See Orach.
  
     Mountain tobacco (Bot.), a composite plant ({Arnica
        montana) of Europe; called also leopard's bane.
  
     Mountain witch (Zool.), a ground pigeon of Jamaica, of the
        genus Geotrygon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mountain \Moun"tain\, n. [OE. mountaine, montaine, F. montagne,
     LL. montanea, montania, fr. L. mons, montis, a mountain; cf.
     montanus belonging to a mountain. See 1st Mount.]
     1. A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common
        level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock
        forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher
        than a hill; a mount.
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     2. pl. A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the
        White Mountains.
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     3. A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk; a large
        quantity.
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              I should have been a mountain of mummy. --Shak.
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     The Mountain (--La montagne) (French Hist.), a popular name
        given in 1793 to a party of extreme Jacobins in the
        National Convention, who occupied the highest rows of
        seats.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mountain
      n 1: a land mass that projects well above its surroundings;
           higher than a hill [syn: mountain, mount]
      2: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;
         "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money";
         "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the
         winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost
         plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money" [syn:
         batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal,
         hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint,
         mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty,
         pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate,
         stack, tidy sum, wad]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "mountain":
     Everest, Olympus, abundance, accumulation, acres, alp, bags, bald,
     bank, bar, barrel, barrels, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob,
     bluff, boss, bow, bubble, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burl,
     bushel, butte, button, cahot, chine, clump, condyle, convex,
     copiousness, countlessness, dome, dowel, drift, ear, elevation,
     eminence, fell, flange, flap, flood, gall, gnarl, great deal,
     handle, heap, heaps, height, hill, hump, hunch, impediment, jog,
     joggle, knob, knot, knur, knurl, lip, load, lofty mountains, loop,
     lot, lump, mass, mesa, mole, mound, mount, much, multitude, nevus,
     nub, nubbin, nubble, numerousness, obstruction, ocean, oceans,
     papilloma, peak, peck, peg, pile, piles, plenitude, plenty,
     profusion, prominence, pyramid, quantities, quantity, rib, ridge,
     ring, rub, sea, shock, shoulder, sierra, sight, snag, spate, spine,
     stack, stacks, stud, stumbling block, style, summit,
     superabundance, superfluity, tab, the wooded mountains, tons, tor,
     towering alps, tubercle, tubercule, verruca, vesicle, volcano,
     volume, wale, wart, welt, world, worlds
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Mountain, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
     Population (2000):    133
     Housing Units (2000): 55
     Land area (2000):     0.135931 sq. miles (0.352060 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.135931 sq. miles (0.352060 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            54740
     Located within:       North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
     Location:             48.683995 N, 97.864952 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     58262
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Mountain, ND
      Mountain
  

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