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Great Sandy Desert

A vast arid area of northwest Australia north of the Gibson Desert.

Great Sandy Desert

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1. (Placename) a desert in NW Australia. Area: about 415 000 sq km (160 000 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an English name for the Rub' al Khali

Great′ Sand′y Des′ert


n.
1. a desert in NW Australia; ab. 160,000 sq. mi. (414,400 sq. km).
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Noun1.Great Sandy Desert - a desert in southern Saudi Arabia
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Great Arabian Desert, Arabian Desert - a desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia
2.Great Sandy Desert - a desert region in northwestern Australia to the north of the Gibson Desert
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Australian Desert, Great Australian Desert - general name given to all desert areas in Australia
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Plan of the Salt Lake expedition Great sandy deserts Sufferings from thirst Ogden's River Trails and smoke of lurking savages Thefts at night A trapper's revenge Alarms of a guilty conscience A murderous victory Californian mountains Plains along the Pacific Arrival at Monterey Account of the place and neighborhood Lower California Its extent The Peninsula Soil Climate Production Its settlements by the Jesuits Their sway over the Indians Their expulsion Ruins of a missionary establishment Sublime scenery Upper California Missions Their power and policy Resources of the country Designs of foreign nations
I cannot refrain from once again remarking on the singularity of these complex structures -- a great sandy and generally concave disk rises abruptly from the unfathomable ocean, with its central expanse studded, and its edge symmetrically bordered with oval basins of coral-rock just lipping the surface of the sea, sometimes clothed with vegetation, and each containing a lake of clear water!
MacDonald sat with his chin on his hands and his great sandy eyebrows bunched into a yellow tangle.
In which country would you find the Great Sandy Desert?
The Great Sandy Desert, the second largest desert in Australia, which is the driest inhabited continent in the world, has an average high temperature of 40.
Other parks on the Sunshine Coast will also benefit from the extra funds in the Budget including Conondale and Glass House Mountains national parks, and the Cooloola section of Great Sandy National Park.
FUN FOR ALL Great sandy beach at Minehead, Butlins funfair and historic Dunster Castle, and left, Shiraz with Maia
The Kintyre project is located 60 km south of Telfer and 260 km northeast of Newman at the western edge of the Great Sandy Desert in the East Pilbara region.
And then, of course, there is the late, great Sandy Brown and the oggy by which, even to this day, all others are still measured.
Enhanced viewing areas have also been created with mock The Royal offers great sandy beaches and rocky areas.