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Word: deserts

Definition: what someone deserves

Sentences Containing 'deserts'

A Fata Morgana can be seen on land or at sea, in polar regions or in deserts.
A great belt of deserts, including the Atlantic coastal desert, Sahara desert, and Arabian desert, separates the Palearctic and Afrotropic ecoregions.
A major source of iron to the oceans is dust from the Earth's deserts, picked up and delivered by the wind as aeolian dust. In regions of the ocean that are distant from deserts or that are not reached by dust-carrying winds (for example, the Southern and North Pacific oceans), the lack of iron can severely limit the amount of primary production that can occur.
After initially training for operations in the deserts in the Middle East, in early 1943 it was reassigned to the Burma Campaign.
All that night Don Quixote lay awake thinking of his lady Dulcinea, in order to conform to what he had read in his books, how many a night in the forests and deserts knights used to lie sleepless supported by the memory of their mistresses.
Because it is surrounded by deserts, the park is often described as an oasis.
Cacti and other succulents are commonly found in deserts, where there is little rainfall.
Chapman's squadron is given orders to navigate across barren deserts, find Rommel when he is vulnerable and unsuspecting, and assassinate him.
Dr. Parsons works to save the life of a pregnant young woman who attempts suicide when her husband deserts her.
For such a one must of necessity oftentimes accuse that common nature, as distributing many things both unto the evil, and unto the good, not according to the deserts of either: as unto the bad oftentimes pleasures, and the causes of pleasures; so unto the good, pains, and the occasions of pains.
He is nationally famous for his lyric interpretations of the Southern California deserts.
His pride never deserts him; but with the rich he is liberal minded, just, sincere, rational, honorable, and perhaps agreeable allowing something for fortune and figure.''
In Act II, Ravenal sings it to his little daughter Kim, just before he deserts her and Magnolia because of his compulsive gambling.
In polar regions the Fata Morgana phenomenon is observed on relatively cold days, however in deserts, over oceans, and over lakes, a Fata Morgana can be observed on hot days.
It inhabits deserts and semi-arid countryside and is largely resident although there is some local movement of flocks.
It is a species of rocky deserts and mountain slopes which nests in a rock crevice where it lays its 3–5 eggs.
It is believed that the range of the ancestral form extended into Asia but that isolation between the eastern and western species complexes occurred as a result of the development of the Central Asian Deserts during the Middle Miocene.
It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is hot deserts.
It is found in the coastal dunes and saline deserts along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea from Tunisia to Egypt.
It is part of the 4 Deserts Series, which, as the name suggests, is a desert race series.
Joe even has to enlist in the Army, but after driving his drill sergeant to the point of despair and even to degradation, he deserts and lands himself in prison when in his impatience he takes matters (literally) into his own hands.
Nevertheless the sun hides not Virginia's Dismal Swamp, nor Rome's accursed Campagna, nor wide Sahara, nor all the millions of miles of deserts and of griefs beneath the moon.
On each continent, also, we see the same fact; for on the opposite sides of lofty and continuous mountain-ranges, and of great deserts and even of large rivers, we find different productions; though as mountain chains, deserts, etc., are not as impassable, or likely to have endured so long, as the oceans separating continents, the differences are very inferior in degree to those characteristic of distinct continents.
On the inspector of constabulary informing him that he was a prisoner, he remarked that he was not surprised to hear it, and that it was no more than his deserts.
Placed in an oasis, surrounded by a fertile plain with the deserts beyond, it was the centre of trade between Aden, a British crown colony, and its hinterland, the princely states under a protectorate.
Rejecting an offer from the Armenian King Artavasdes II to allow Crassus to invade Parthia via Armenia, Crassus marched his army directly through the deserts of Mesopotamia.
Said he`The cross of the Mysterious Avenger is known in Europe, in America, in China, in Siam, in the Tropics, in the Polar Seas, in the deserts of Asia, in all the earth.
Sand dunes: Many dinosaur eggs have been preserved in sandstone formed from the sands of ancient deserts in modern Mongolia and northern China.
Sierra de San Pedro Mártir a rugged mountain range with drastic topological changes covered with pine forest and surrounded by large deserts.
Sven Hedin, the famous desert explorer avoided this area in his 1900s explorations to Iranian deserts.
The "axiom of choice" in mathematical set theory is used to show that even the great deserts of Asia can be included in the "set" Indian Ocean through the logic of dialectical opposition.
The 376th Bombardment Group, originally organized to support Soviet forces, became part of the IX Bomber Command and flew its first combat missions over the deserts of North Africa.
The Ayyubids dealt very aggressively with the Bedouin tribes of the nearby deserts, forcing them south into conflict with the Nubians.
The Central Mexican matorral is an ecoregion of the Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome of central Mexico. Setting.
The community is situated 12 km South West from the Surveyor Generals Corner near the NT-SA-WA border in the Gibson and Great Victoria deserts.
The first tribe was the Mipedians, which consisted of lizard-like creatures that lived in the Overworld deserts.
The Flat Earth appears to include temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical zones, including many deserts.
The inhabitants of the inhospitable deserts of Arabia, the other great nation of shepherds, have never been united but once, under Mahomet and his immediate successors.
The Integrated Biotectural System or IBTS-Greenhouse is a holistic concept developed for hot arid deserts.
The natural habitat of the species is hot deserts.
The northern and north-eastern states along the Himalayas contain cold arid deserts with fertile valleys.
The Northern Bald Ibis used to nest here and winter in the deserts of Arabia, up to 1,000 pairs in the 1960s.
The northern tamarisk beetle, "Diorhabda carinulata", is probably better adapted to northern cold deserts in North America where it is widely established, and the larger tamarisk beetle, "Diorhabda carinata", is probably better adapted to warm temperate grasslands and deserts (Tracy and Robbins 2009).
The Thar desert in western Rajasthan is one of the most densely populated deserts in the world.
Vintage palaces and daunting deserts are fitted in with precision.
We see the full meaning of the wonderful fact, which has struck every traveller, namely, that on the same continent, under the most diverse conditions, under heat and cold, on mountain and lowland, on deserts and marshes, most of the inhabitants within each great class are plainly related; for they are the descendants of the same progenitors and early colonists.
What have I to do, to free myself for ever of your visits, but to abandon you to your deserts?'
When we reach the Arctic regions, or snow-capped summits, or absolute deserts, the struggle for life is almost exclusively with the elements.
While plants cover much of the Earth's surface, they are strongly curtailed wherever temperatures are too extreme or where necessary plant resources (principally water and PAR) are limiting, such as deserts or polar regions.
``I can not pretend to be sorry,''said Wickham, after a short interruption,``that he or that any man should not be estimated beyond their deserts; but with him I believe it does not often happen.

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