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A desert of southeast Mongolia and northern China. It consists mainly of a series of shallow alkaline basins.
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(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
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(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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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.
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I've read before this trip that the Gobi is a cold desert, which means that its temperatures can swing from one extreme to the other, from hot to cold.
There are only about 45 remaining Gobi Bears, a small bear regarded as a national treasure by Mongolians.
Time will tell if Gobi Storm can build on that, but Poon's claim will help and he has the prospect of a soft lead.
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.