aiguille


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aiguille

[‚ā′gwēl]
(engineering)
A slender form of drill used for boring or drilling a blasthole in rock.
(geology)
The needle-top of the summit of certain glaciated mountains, such as near Mont Blanc.

aiguille

A slender form of drill used for boring or drilling a blasthole in rock.
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Catch the cable car from Chamonix centre to Aiguille du Midi Mont that lies in the middle of the spectacular Mont Blanc massif.
May 11, in staying at Amaris selfcatering, PS239 Just looking at the Aiguille du Midi and having the belief to go ahead and build one of the world's most breathtaking ski-lifts requires a certain amount of courage.
D eviner le nom du laureat du prix Nobel de litterature, devoile jeudi, revient a chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin, avec une foule de pretendants mais aucun indice pour determiner a l'avance l'heureux elu.
The design was inspired by the 'Step into the Void' installation at the Aiguille du Midi in Mont Blanc.
The ski-in, ski-out three-star Hotel Aiguille Rouge is located in the centre of Arc 2000, with lovely views over the Mont Blanc.
Une des plus interessantes, The Reve's Puzzle, est donnee par le puzzliste anglais Henry Ernest Dudeney en 1908 dans son recueil de jeux mathematiques The Canterbury Puzzles [Dud]: on dispose d'un plateau muni de quatre aiguilles, et N disques de taille strictement decroissante enfiles initialement sur une de ces aiguilles; le probleme consiste a transferer tous ces disques sur une autre aiguille, en ne deplacant qu'un seul disque a la fois, d'une aiguille vers une autre, et sans jamais poser un disque sur un disque plus petit.
At the event, the Swiss watchmaker was awarded the supreme Aiguille d'Or (Golden Hand) distinction for its Classic Chronometrie model while the public voted its Classique Dame as their favourite choice.
To put it simply, Step Into The Void is a large cube, designed entirely in custom-made glass, suspended over the Alps, and situated at the Aiguille du Midi viewing terrace.
The bodies of the mountaineers were found Sunday on the Aiguille du
Helicopter rescue teams discovered the bodies of the three victims on Sunday night near the Aiguille du Midi peak, which rises to a height of 3,842 metres.
Le Cristal de Jade is the biggest new development in Chamonix for a number of years and will sit at the foot of the Aiguille di Midi cable car, which sends skiers to an altitude of 3,842 metres.