Old Man of the Mountain


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Old Man of the Mountain,

in Islamic history: see AssassinAssassin
, European name for the member of a secret order of the Ismaili sect of Islam. They are known as Nizaris after Nizar ibn al-Mustansir, whom they supported as caliph; the European term Assassin is derived from the Arabic for "users of hashish.
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Old Man of the Mountain,

N.H.: see Franconia MountainsFranconia Mountains
, range in the White Mts., N N.H., rising to 5,249 ft (1,600 m) at Mt. Lafayette; part of White Mts. National Forest. Franconia Notch, a scenic, narrow pass (6 mi/10 km long), is west of the range.
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The Old Man of the Mountain can still be "seen" thanks to the series of steel rods at the existing plaza at Franconia Notch State Park.
The Fatimids still held sway in Egypt and part of Palestine, but the Middle East, from the Mediterranean coast to the Persian plateau, was becoming inhospitable for Shiite Muslims, including Ismailis like the Old Man of the Mountain and his associates.
This unbuilt project was started in December of 2004 as a replacement for The Old Man of the Mountain, the famous icon of the State of New Hampshire that collapsed May 3, 2003.
Anne Edwards, of course, misses all of this and, therefore, implicitly portrays the Isma ilis as a group of naive sectarians who somehow share a blind obedience toward their leaders, very much reminiscent of the earlier Assassin legends and the curious hold of the Old Man of the Mountain on his followers.
The Old Man of the Mountain represented that spirit--that toughness that makes people tender.
It has been six years since the Old Man of the Mountain slipped from his perch in New Hampshire's White Mountains, and we are pleased to see that the Granite State has had the good sense not to try to put him back.
Watching Gleeson - his face made up to resemble New Hampshire's Old Man of the Mountain just before it collapsed into rubble - chew scenery is great fun, and knowing that he'll be popping up again soon makes the movie's dull patches almost bearable.
Even plans set in granite may be subject to change, and the plans to build a multimillion-dollar granite monument to the Old Man of the Mountain have gone the way of the Old Man himself.
Just worry about the game we are playing - that is the only thing we can control," Belichick said with a look that would have made the Old Man of the Mountain proud.
on how to create their very own masterpieces of famous works of art or New Hampshire-inspired scenes like the Old Man of the Mountain and the White Mountains in fall.
After driving past the remains of The Old Man of the Mountain in Franconia Notch, take Exit 35 (you're now on Route 3) to Colebrook, and turn east on Route 26 for 11 miles (The Balsams is on the left); or, take an alternate route to Gorham and Route 16, then to Berlin and along the Androsgoggin River to Errol, turn west on Route 26 (The Balsams is on the right).
Needless to say, Benson's answer was easy--the collapse in 2003 of the Old Man of the Mountain.