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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.
Under the terms of the JDA, SEPCOIII will acquire a controlling equity stake in both the Tevshiin Gobi coal mine and power plant, which have a capital requirement of approximately USD 1 billion.
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.
Prior to co-founding Gobi Coal, Chairman Munshi was part of the senior management team of Ivanhoe Mines, now known as Turquoise Hill Resources, which is the company that discovered the Oyu Tolgoi deposit in Mongolia.
But she has now flown out to rejoin him in Mongolian capital Ulan Bator before heading to the south Gobi region with the team.
The Qualcomm Gobi MDM9x25 chipset, manufactured using a 28nm process, is the first in the industry to support 3GPP Release 10 multicarrier HSPA+ and LTE Advanced.
Compatible with the USB-IF Mobile Broadband Interface Model, which allows for easy integration by PC OEMs, Qualcomm Gobi embedded solutions enable fast connectivity, improved power efficiency and smaller designs and can be found in a host of Windows 8/RT-based computing products from Dell, Lenovo and Samsung, and in embedded wireless modules from Huawei, Option, Sierra Wireless and ZTE.
just But George and Andy, both 26, of Brighton, said GOBi should stick to its all-youcan-eat promise.
The non-stop two-month trek, Gobi Crossing 2011, conducted by Ireland-based Explore Foundation, sought to introduce young people to the Mongolian wilderness.
When the Gobi March idea was conceived by me and Harmony it seemed like the perfect opportunity to give something back.