continental United States

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continen′tal Unit′ed States′


n.
the states of the U.S. on the North American continent, usu. excluding Alaska; the 48 contiguous states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
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continental United States

United States territory, including the adjacent territorial waters, located within North America between Canada and Mexico. Also called CONUS.
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Ground which forms the key to three contiguous states, so that he who occupies it first has most of the Empire at his command, is a ground of intersecting highways.
Buratai said that though Harbin Kunam III, launched on April 1, had achieved a lot in Zamfara, there was a resurgence of bandits' activities in contiguous states. 'This is occasioned by fleeing bandits that have resorted to attacking soft targets while relocating to other safe havens within contiguous states of Katsina and Sokoto.
Its core focus is on traditional flatbed operations through the 48 contiguous states, primarily in the eastern two-thirds of the U.S., hauling coil steel, wire products, structural and sheet steel, aluminum products, building materials, cast iron, steel pipe and machinery.
"I used to live in the US and it was the same delivery charge on all of the 48 contiguous states.
an 80-day journey through all 48 contiguous states of the USA.
Common and Contract authority allow Royal Trucking Company the opportunity to transport freight for all types of business throughout the 48 contiguous states and Canada.
Her observations of a community of distance motorcycle riders, their passion, and the experiences that evolved from long road trips makes for an engrossing travelogue packed with insights on a group that regularly crosses forty-eight contiguous states or undertakes challenging motorcycle drives.
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In January, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that 2006 was the warmest year on record for the 48 contiguous states. It acknowledged that a contributing factor is "the long-term warming trend, which has been linked to increases in greenhouse gases."