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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An extensive, semiarid plateau region of the southern Great Plains in southeast New Mexico, western Texas, and northwest Oklahoma. The grazing lands also have resources of oil and natural gas.

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  • n. a large semiarid plateau forming the southern part of the Great Plains

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Examples

  • The elevated table-land known as Llano Estacado is in length over three hundred miles, with an average width of sixty or seventy.

    The Lone Ranche

  • "Llano Estacado," to the head waters of the Pecos; and descending that stream nearly to its mouth, diverged to the west and crossed the Rio

    Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches An Autobiography

  • The northeastern section of this extensive country is composed of that stupendous level tract known as the "Llano Estacado," or "Staked Plain."

    Woman on the American Frontier

  • The "Llano Estacado," or "Staked Plain" of the hunters, is one of the most singular formations of the Great American Prairie.

    The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico

  • The road is excellent over the "Llano Estacado," or Staked Plain.

    The Prairie Traveler A Hand-book for Overland Expeditions

  • We're traveling west through Texas, near Lubbock, in the semi-arid South Plain section of the Llano Estacado, commonly known as the Stacked Plains, a series of geographical subdivisions with distinct physiographic features.

    Mercury Unbound - 4

  • The highest of the bluffs, on the west side of the canyon, were part of a massive geological formation in west Texas called the “caprock,” essentially a long seam of rock that underlies the Llano Estacado and becomes an outcropping just at the point where the high plains give way to the lower, rolling plains.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • In the next month he crossed the Llano Estacado twice, by different routes, navigating an area that had never been penetrated by the army.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • In the general vicinity of present-day Amarillo, the dead-flat Llano Estacado gave way to the rocky buttes and muscular upheavals of the caprock, where the elevation fell as much as a thousand feet.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • The Llano Estacado, located within Comancheria, was a dead-flat tableland larger than New England and rising, in its highest elevations, to more than five thousand feet.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

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