Pampa

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Pampa

(păm`pə), city (1990 pop. 19,959), seat of Gray co., extreme N Tex. This cow town on the Panhandle plains still ships cattle and wheat and packs meat, but the discovery of oil and gas has made it an industrial center with refineries and other oil-based industries. Oil-drilling machinery and chemicals are also manufactured in Pampa.

pampa

[′päm·pə]
(ecology)
An extensive plain in South America, usually covered with grass.
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Two representative areas of the Pampas were used in this study of around 6Mha each (Fig.
The menu for 'la parilla' includes the Pampas mixed grill, the lamb and goat mixed grill, and the sea food mixed platter, all combining a delicious range of the finest ingredients, cooked to perfection on the grill.
Some are located in the middle of the desert and are the final resting place of inhabitants of the pampas from the glory days of the salt mines.
The peculiarity of Argentina was the undisputed presence at the top of the upper class of the group of landlords from the Pampas (the fertile region of the Argentine East coast), probably the wealthiest landed class in Latin America in those years.
AMPAS grass is great on the pampas but not so good in gardens that lack the space for it to be viewed from a distance - and also allow it to expand.
It began in the seventeenth century in the tournaments of Argentina's cowboys in the pampas, yet it bears an exhilarating resemblance to twentieth-century American tap dance with its emphasis on fast and percussive footwork.
A IN Argentina, where this plant comes from, they solve the problem by burning the pampas off every few years - not a popular solution in suburbia.
She says it is most amusing at this time of the year to see how the little birds strip the grass to insulate their nests and to feed on the seeds that is occasionally found in the pampas grass.
These frightening storms sweep across the pampas during the spring and summer.
His themes are the love of a lonely but fraternal man for the Pampas and for the open spaces of his South American childhood and his nostalgia for a cosmic brotherhood.