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sierra

a range of mountains with jagged peaks, esp in Spain or America

sierra

[sē′er·ə]
(geography)
A high range of hills or mountains with irregular peaks that give a sawtooth profile.

Sierra

(company, games)
(Or "Sierra On-Line") A computer game developer founded in the early 1980s by Ken and Roberta Willams in the small mountain town of Oakhurst California. Sierra was named after the local mountian range, 15 miles from the famous Yosemite National Park.

In 1997 Sierra was purchased by CUC and its main office is now in Seattle, WA, USA.

Products include Kings Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Quest for Glory, Robin Hood, Phantasmagoria, Leisure Suit Larry, Eco Quest and many more.

http://sierra.com /.

Sierra

Version 10.12 of the Mac operating system. Introduced in 2016, Sierra was officially rebranded macOS Sierra and not OS X Sierra (the OS X moniker was used by Apple for 17 years). Sierra is not supported on older Macs, although it may run depending on the model. The official support is for Mac computers built in 2010 or later, except MacBooks and iMacs, which can be 2009 or later.

More Integration of Mobile Features
Siri is integrated into Sierra, and an Apple smartwatch can be used to unlock the machine. iCloud files can be accessed via the Mac as well as mobile devices, and user files are uploaded to iCloud if local storage becomes insufficient. The Photos and iTunes apps have been enhanced. For better support of solid state drives (SSDs), a new file system is used in Sierra (see APFS). Picture-in-picture allows a video to appear over a full-screen application, and the clipboard can be shared across other Macs in the network. See Mac OS X and High Sierra.
References in classic literature ?
Looking down from the Sierra Blanco, one sees a pathway traced out across the desert, which winds away and is lost in the extreme distance.
"To the right of the Sierra Blanco -- so we shall reach the Rio Grande," said another.
Once common through out much of North America, natural climatic changes gradually reduced the species' range to western slope of the Sierras. Cutting of surrounding pines and firs have threatened to change the unique soil conditions that have allowed the giants to flourish in the Sierra Nevada for thousands of years, and fire, important for regeneration of giant sequoias, has long been suppressed.
John Muir called them "the greatest of living things." California's giant sequoias--also known simply as "the big trees"--have outlived millennia of ecological and cultural change on the west side of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
They could not migrate, for example, to the High Sierras, which we had always thought of as the purest of the pure, the pristine place where God's creation operated as God intended it to.
And that's where I went next--to the Sierras. First to visit Trent Proctor, an air-resources specialist for the Sierra National Forest.
Gravity studies of the region indicate that some low density rock must underlie the Sierras. One possible candidate, Jones suggests, might be a zone of hot, buoyant rock in the mantle, helping to support the peaks.
Since the 1920s, geologists have believed that the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada rest atop a thick root of buoyant crustal rock that supports the fabled California range.
In 1898 - while one brand of fortune seeker prospected for gold in the Klondike - others found it in the green gold of the Sierras.
Hidden in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains of California is our smallest National Forest.
The launch of the next generation Sierra lineup continues with the introduction of an all-new trim, the 2019 GMC Sierra Elevation, to the region.
and Sierra Realty have announced the creation of Leslie J.