Loch Nevis

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Nevis, Loch, a beautiful arm of the sea in Glenelg parish, Inverness-shire, on the mutual border of Knoydart and Morar districts. Opening from the Sound of Sleat, it strikes 14½ miles south-eastward and east-bynorthward; contracts in width from 4 miles to 2 furlongs; is screened by mountains rising suddenly from its shores, and clothed far up, in many parts, with wood; and receives, at its head and on its sides, a number of mountain torrents. Loch Nevis is said to mean the 'lake of heaven,' whilst Loch Hourn, to the N, means the 'lake of hell.' Steamers touch occasionally at Inverie.

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