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prairie

a treeless grassy plain of the central US and S Canada

Prairie

 

a tract of grassland in North America (Canada and the United States) resembling a steppe or, less frequently, a savanna. Prairie soils are similar to chernozems. The natural grass vegetation, which has survived in small areas, forms a thick, high (up to 1.5 m) cover consisting primarily of perennial grasses with deep root systems. The principal species are beard grass, feather grass, and couch grass. Trees are encountered primarily in river valleys and the least dry low-lying regions. In the north there are stands of aspen, poplar, and willow, and in the south oak, hazel, and poplar predominate. Forest-steppe areas with birch, aspen, and pine woodlands have survived in some parts of Canada. The term “prairies” is also used to designate level regions in North America having open woodlands and thick, high grassy vegetation.

prairie

[′prer·ē]
(geography)
An extensive level-to-rolling treeless tract of land in the temperate latitudes of central North America, characterized by deep, fertile soil and a cover of coarse grass and herbaceous plants.
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"Die Tochter der Prarie." Das Werk von Willa Cather: Eine Einfiihrung von Sabina Lietzmann.
--Former "Little House on the Prarie" star and current Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert in the Deseret Morning News during an NCSL session on movies produced outside the United States because of economic conditions.
This article was provided by John Schmidt, product manager at ADC, Eden Prarie, Minn.
Robert Peglar is vice president of Technical Solutions at XIOtech (Eden Prarie, MN)
CALLES CERRADAS: Congress, preston, Prarie, Texas, Capitol, entre Milam, Travis, Main, y Fannin, inclusive.
Prototypes for the 800 S sprinkler assembly were created from polycarbonate thermoplastic using the FDM Titan rapid prototyping system made by Stratasys Corp, Eden Prarie, MN.
Stratasys, Inc., 14950 Martin Dr., Eden Prarie, MN 55344 Phone: 952-937-3000, 888-480-3548 Fax: 952-937-0070 Email: info@stratasys.com Web: www.stratasys.com
[FIGURE 4 OMITTED] Table 1 Materials and cost for tower and base construction of a semi-portable radiotelemetry tower built at Prarie Fork Consevation Area, Missouri Materials Cost RA-NX-5 Precision Direction Finding Antenna $406 each Arrays (Telonics, Inc., Mesa, AZ, USA) 9.1 meter telescoping mast model #1830 $50 each (Channel Master, Smithville, NC, USA) Rotating steel thrust bearings $170 each (J&L Technologies, Columbia, MO, USA) Null combiner box $285 each (Telonics, Inc., Mesa, AZ, USA) Cable and adapters, 1 tower $131 each (Telonics, Inc., Mesa, AZ, USA) 27.2 kg sacks of concrete, 2 per base $6.00 each Various bolts, nuts, washers, wood, nylon, $40 each rope, steel cable, steel posts, etc.
(30) See, for example, Stephen Barber, "Conserving Winnipeg's Built Heritage, 1974-1985," Prarie Forum, 15, 2 (Fall 1990), 301-27.
AL SK MN Prarie Constant 0.75 0.68 0.49 0.38 0.87 (2.85) (2.24) (1.10) (1.23) (1.23) Wt-1-Wt-2 -- -- 0.19 -- -- (2.93) Pt-Pt-1 0.56 0.94 1.05 0.63 1.06 (3.45) (4.32) (2.56) (2.91) (6.87) -0.31 -0.31 -0.35 -0.15 -0.33 (4.35) (4.29) (3.95) (1.21) (3.94) 0.81 0.96 0.58 0.36 0.84 (9.39) (6.54) (4.57) (0.87) (8.23) Time Trend 0.003 0.008 0.007 -- -- (1.78) (3.47) (3.21) Unemp.
Kmart Corp., Troy, Mich., reached preliminary agreements with Supervalu, Inc., Eden Prarie, Minn., and Fleming Companies, Inc., Oklahoma City, to stock food and other goods in its stores.
See, e.g., Letter from Herve la Prarie, President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, to Eileen S.