mountain range

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mountain range

[′mau̇nt·ən ‚rānj]
(geography)
A succession of mountains or narrowly spaced mountain ridges closely related in position, direction, and geologic features.
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Swiss authorities are concerned that with more than three feet of fresh snow in the past two days adding to an already exceptionally thick blanket, a sudden thaw will increase the risk of major avalanches, particularly as the mountain barriers designed to prevent avalanches were full and would not be able to hold in any more snow.
As it hits crosswinds and mountain barriers, the sand drops, grain by grain, to build the seemingly inhospitable dune system.