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Summit,

city (1990 pop. 19,757), Union co., NE N.J., a residential suburb of the New York City–N New Jersey metropolitan area; settled c.1720, set off from Springfield and New Providence and inc. 1869. Pharmaceuticals are made, and several major companies have research facilities there. Situated on a ridge of Watchung Mt., it was the site of an important American lookout post during the Revolutionary War.

Summit

 

the highest part of a mountain, massif, or mountain range. The summit can be a peak, a plateau, and so on, depending on such factors as the lithology of the geological composition, the tectonic structure, and the character of the denudation processes. The highest point of the mountain summit itself is also called the summit. The highest summits in the world are Chorno Langma (Everest; 8,848 m) in the Himalayas, Chogori (K2; 8,611 m) in Karakoram, Peak of Communism (7,495 m) in the Pamirs, and Peak of Victory (7,439 m) in Tien-Shan.

summit

[′səm·ət]
(science and technology)
The apex of a pyramid.
The highest point of, for example, a mountain, road, trajectory, or tower.

summit

1. the highest point or part, esp of a mountain or line of communication; top
2. 
a. a meeting of chiefs of governments or other high officials
b. (as modifier): a summit conference
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At the sound of a cawing overhead I looked up at the huge fighting-machine that would fight no more for ever, at the tattered red shreds of flesh that dripped down upon the overturned seats on the summit of Primrose Hill.
It was the dying command of the Blackbird that his tomb should be on the summit of this hill, in which he should be interred, seated on his favorite horse, that he might overlook his ancient domain, and behold the barks of the white men as they came up the river to trade with his people.
The doctor and his friends felt themselves in a very anomalous condition; an atmospheric current of extreme velocity was bearing them away beyond arid mountains, upon whose summits vast fields of snow surprised the gaze; while their convulsed appearance told of Titanic travail in the earliest epoch of the world's existence.
this sea of houses was seen to be pierced at intervals by several groups of ruined towers, from the ancient wall, like the summits of hills in an inundation,--like archipelagos of the old Paris submerged beneath the new.
His distress and his exclamations were interrupted by a signal which had been given from the summit of the mansion.
It skirted at some distance the summits of Blancanus, and at about half-past seven in the evening reached the circle of Clavius.
Still more striking is the fact that southern Australian forms are clearly represented by plants growing on the summits of the mountains of Borneo.
I suspect it is owing to a cause which would not at first be imagined, namely, that the whole mass, from the summit to the water's edge, is generally in full view.
So when Zarathustra thus ascended the mountain, he thought on the way of his many solitary wanderings from youth onwards, and how many mountains and ridges and summits he had already climbed.
Your summits are clear; the sky and lake are blue and placid.
In the present instance, too, this dignity is heightened by the pepper and salt color of his head at the summit, giving token of advanced age and large experience.
Thus I gave him his leave and I beg mine from you, offering Your Excellency the "Trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda," a book I shall finish within four months, Deo volente, and which will be either the worst or the best that has been composed in our language, I mean of those intended for entertainment; at which I repent of having called it the worst, for, in the opinion of friends, it is bound to attain the summit of possible quality.