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A desert of southeast Mongolia and northern China. It consists mainly of a series of shallow alkaline basins.


(ˈɡəʊbɪ) or

Gobi Desert

(Placename) a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia and the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China: sometimes considered to include all the arid regions east of the Pamirs and north of the plateau of Tibet and the Great Wall of China: one of the largest deserts in the world. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles). Width: about 1000 km (625 miles). Average height: 900 m (3000 ft). Chinese name: Shamo


(ˈgoʊ bi)

a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia. ab. 500,000 sq. mi. (1,295,000 sq. km).
Go′bi•an, adj.
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Noun1.Gobi - a desert in central ChinaGobi - a desert in central China    
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Mongolia, Mongolian People's Republic, Outer Mongolia - a landlocked socialist republic in central Asia
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For Britain and France and Italy had declared war upon Germany and outraged Swiss neutrality; India, at the sight of Asiatic airships, had broken into a Hindoo insurrection in Bengal and a Mohametan revolt hostile to this in the North-west Provinces--the latter spreading like wildfire from Gobi to the Gold Coast--and the Confederation of Eastern Asia had seized the oil wells of Burmha and was impartially attacking America and Germany.
In Taug the protective instinct was not alone highly developed; but affection for his offspring as well, for Taug was an unusually intelligent specimen of these great, manlike apes which the natives of the Gobi speak of in whispers; but which no white man ever had seen, or, if seeing, lived to tell of until Tarzan of the Apes came among them.
There are only about 45 remaining Gobi Bears, a small bear regarded as a national treasure by Mongolians.
The Great Gobi Desert, one of the five largest deserts on the earth, covers half a million square miles, and with rainfall averaging a mere four to six inches per year and temperatures that soar to 122 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and drop to as low as minus forty in winter, it is not the most comfortable place to track, capture, and radio-collar grizzlies.
Gobi, who ran a gruelling 155-mile race with Dion, was found unharmed in a park.
But while preparations for the journey were being made, Gobi - who ran alongside Dion for most of the 155-mile course - disappeared.
9 June 2016 - Chinese gold property investor CIC Gold Group Ltd (LSE: CICG) has replaced an initial acquisition agreement with Gobi Minerals with a share purchase agreement in relation to the acquisition of 80% of the issued share capital of Gobi Minerals, the company said.
As a result of the partnership, libraries can efficiently and conveniently use GOBI to select more than 50,000 e-book titles from Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis and the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Science.
This week Andrew, from Halewood, crossed the Gobi desert, cycling against massive headwinds and wild camping.
Chairman Munshi said, "Having what we consider to be one of the best coking coal assets in Mongolia, our strategy in 2011 was to complete an Initial Public Offering for Gobi Coal on the Toronto Stock Exchange when public markets and coal prices were near their peak values and to grow the company in Mongolia.
The project requires an investment of around USD1bn and will be constructed at the Tevshiin Gobi coal deposit in the Santsagaan Sum of the Dondgobi province.