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St Helens, Mount

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSt Helens, MountMount St HelensSt Hel‧ens, Mount /sənt ˈhelənz $ seɪnt-/  a volcano in Washington State in the northwestern US, which erupted (erupt ) in 1980 after a quiet period of over a hundred years, sending out ash (=powder produced when something has been burnt) and lava (=hot liquid rock) over a wide area. The large amount of ash in the air affected the weather in many northern parts of the world for some time.
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