Painted Desert

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Paint·ed Desert

A plateau region of north-central Arizona east of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers. Irregularly eroded layers of red and yellow sediment and clay have left striking bands of color.

Painted Desert

(Placename) a section of the high plateau country of N central Arizona, along the N side of the Little Colorado River Valley: brilliant-coloured rocks; occupied largely by Navaho and Hopi Indians. Area: about 20 000 sq km (7500 sq miles)

Paint′ed Des′ert

a region in N central Arizona, E of the Colorado River.
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Noun1.Painted Desert - a desert on a high plateau in northeastern ArizonaPainted Desert - a desert on a high plateau in northeastern Arizona
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
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One instant he was astride a broncho and flying through the fairy-colored Painted Desert country; the next instant he was gazing down through shimmering heat into the whited sepulchre of Death Valley, or pulling an oar on a freezing ocean where great ice islands towered and glistened in the sun.
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citizens as they are sworn in with the Painted Desert of Petrified Forest National Park (Arizona) as the backdrop.
A thorough index guides readers to meteorites, gneiss, winkles, pearls, sapphires, and the Painted Desert of Arizona.
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The Las Vegas home in 89149 is a part of the Painted Desert subdivision and is located on Riverwood Court's cul de sac.
There are easy-to-reach overlooks of the orange- and white-banded hills of the Painted Desert (part of Petrified Forest, although people often think of them as separate).
The artwork, in the Painted Desert of Arizona northeast of Flagstaff, "features a huge circular opening to the sky, circumscribed by the rim of the crater itself, and creates the illusion (from .
The Painted Desert includes north and west of the park; it lies in the Chinle Formation, and was known to early American explorers before the Civil War.
The strata of the Painted Desert seem to burst with rainbows, and the quartz of millions of pieces of petrified wood--from bitty flecks to giant logs--sparkles in the sunlight.
He is best known for his work in progress, Roden Crater, located in the Painted Desert of Northern Arizona.