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Mount Vesuvius   /maʊnt vəsˈuviəs/   Listen
Mount Vesuvius

A volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coast; a Plinian eruption in 79 AD buried Pompeii and killed Pliny the Elder; last erupted in 1944.  Synonyms: Mt. Vesuvius, Vesuvius.

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"Mount Vesuvius" Quotes from Famous Books

... sentimental side to his character, Emmy gradually took him into her confidence, until Septimus knew things that Zora did not dream of. Zora, who had been married, and had seen the world from Nunsmere Pond to the crater of Mount Vesuvius, treated her sister with matronly indulgence, as a child to whom Great Things were unrevealed. She did not reckon with the rough-and-tumble experiences of life which a girl must gain from a two years' battle on the stage. ...
— Septimus • William J. Locke

... Niagara. You will be able to appreciate the reply of an American Naval officer to an English friend in Italy when each had been maintaining the superiority of his own country. Finally the grand spectacle of Mount Vesuvius in eruption, throwing its brilliant rays across the Bay of Naples, ...
— Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O • Various

... of the bay the scenery is not less magnificent, and scarcely less dear to memory: Naples, rising from the sea like an amphitheatre of white palaces, and towers, and glittering domes: beyond, Mount Vesuvius, with the smoke curling from its summits like a silver cloud, and forming the only speck upon the intense blue sky; along its base Portici, Annunziata, Torre del Greco, glitter in the sun; every white building—almost every window in every building, distinct ...
— The Diary of an Ennuyee • Anna Brownell Jameson

Words linked to "Mount Vesuvius" :   volcano, Italy, Italian Republic, Italia

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