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.
This special holiday is a celebration of the pioneer spiritthat unique mix of industry, ingenuity, and innovation that transformed an arid desert plain into one of the most prosperous states in the nation.
Brandon Tinianov, Vice President of Business Development at View, explains, "You have high solar exposure in a mixed dry climate environment in that high desert plain in Colorado.
They later appeared to have secured the village, a cluster of squat homes on a desert plain, and handed out water and other aid to civilians.
In 2006, more than 360 pilgrims are killed in a stampede at the desert plain of Mina, near Mecca, where pilgrims carry out a symbolic stoning of the devil by throwing pebbles against three stone walls.
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.
On the desert plain it can reach speeds up to 80mph, comparable to the Supacat designed `Jackal`.