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Go·bi

 (gō′bē)
A desert of southeast Mongolia and northern China. It consists mainly of a series of shallow alkaline basins.

Gobi

(ˈɡəʊbɪ) or

Gobi Desert

n
(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

Go•bi

(ˈgoʊ bi)

n.
a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia. ab. 500,000 sq. mi. (1,295,000 sq. km).
Go′bi•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.