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.
Whether walking across a flat Fen, broad sandy beach or an arid desert plain, make sure your feet are well supported by comfortable and robust footwear.
Until then, Bjarke leads the team overseeing the upkeep of Southwest's Max fleet parked on a desert plain in Victorville, California, east of Los Angeles.
If in 2000 you lived in southern Sudan, and were waiting on a world food organisation plane to drop food on your giant desert plain, that wouldn't be a good time.
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.