Big Horn Mountains

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Big Horn Mountains

 

a mountain range in the Rocky Mountains of the USA. Length, about 200 km. The highest point is Cloud Peak, 4,015 m. Its relative height above the level of the Great Plains plateau is 1,200–1,500 m. The axial part is complex, with Precambrian granites, and there are sedimentary rocks of Paleozoic and Mezozoic origin along the edges. The vegetation is mountain-steppe, mountain-pine, and fir forest, and also subalpine sparse forests. On the 400,000 hectares there are national forests, used for recreation and tourism.

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References in classic literature ?
They were drinking out of big horns, and their long hair hung down their backs.
Smith, on the Big Horn. As the country swarmed with hostile Indians, I traveled by night and concealed myself as best I could before daybreak.
And now we are back at Fort Paxton once more, after a forty-day scout, away up as far as the Big Horn. Everything quiet.
Here the mountain ridge which divides Wind River from the head waters of the Columbia and Spanish Rivers, ends abruptly, and winding to the north of east, becomes the dividing barrier between a branch of the Big Horn and Cheyenne Rivers, and those head waters which flow into the Missouri below the Sioux country.
Uncas, lad, go down to the canoe, and bring up the big horn; it is all the powder we have left, and we shall need it to the last grain, or I am ignorant of the Mingo nature."
A new study shows that sheep with a 50/50 blend of genes for small and big horns pass along more of their genes than their purely big-horned brethren, who mate more often.
It has a unique shape, with its big horns, that added interest and challenged the artists.
THERE is a band in New Orleans, and it's called MESCHIYA LAKE & THE LITTLE BIG HORNS.
Big horns are a bit of trade-off - some studies in dung beetles have suggested that investing in horns means the insect can't invest as much in their reproductive organs.
Meschiya Lake & Her Little Big Horns is likely to be a new name to most.
In the fine tradition of third-wave ska bands from Orange County, Calif., Reel Big Fish plays big, dumb ska with a wicked sense of humor and REALLY big horns. The sense of fun and oversized groove was apparent from the first single most listeners heard them on, "Sell Out," which starts with the lines, "Well I know you can't work in fast food all your life/but don't sign that paper tonight, she said/but it's too late." The song progresses into a castigation of the evils of the record industry, which leads the persona to where he started: he can't work in fast food all his life.