desert plain

desert plain

[¦dez·ərt ′plān]
(geology)
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Then this wicked enchantress changed the capital, which was a very populous and flourishing city, into the lake and desert plain you saw.
For some time he travelled through his father's dominions and all went well; but soon after passing the frontier they had to cross a desert plain under a burning sun.
Between la Courtille and Saint-Laurent, your eye had already noticed, on the summit of an eminence crouching amid desert plains, a sort of edifice which resembled from a distance a ruined colonnade, mounted upon a basement with its foundation laid bare.
In the opening days of the operation, the Kurds managed to reach thousands of Yazidis who were trapped on Mount Sinjar, which overlooks the town and sweeping desert plain below.
Thankfully, the positives outweigh any perceived negatives by the length of an African desert plain.
Back on land, Mars-like desert plain Wadi Rum, where scenes from Star Wars were filmed, is only a 70-minute drive away.
Those entering the city from the desert wilderness or descending though the hazy atmosphere from the far reaches of the globe are confronted with an image of the city as glittering metropolis rising improbably from a dusty desert plain where it meets the warm languid waters of the Gulf like something out of Calvino's Invisible Cities.
Summary: The scene opens upon a picturesque desert plain littered with the corpses of camels and men.
On the desert plain it can reach speeds up to 80mph, comparable to the Supacat designed `Jackal`.
This remote village on a high desert plain is especially magical at Christmas due its rich mix of cultural traditions.
or Russian Ever since an early production of Ivanhoe came to Wales in 1913, with Chepstow Castle doubling-up as a Medieval English court, the nation has acted as a stand-in for a host of non-Welsh destinations - some unlikelier than others Laurence of Arabia (1962) With the close proximity of the sea and the vagaries of the Welsh weather, it would take an optimist to re-imagine a South Wales seafront as an Arabian desert plain.
The Souq Okaz took place on what is now a rolling desert plain north of Taif.