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  • Somehow you don't want to the contractor who worked for 6 months on your house to see that you let little dustballs drift around the floor like snow on the great plains.

    readersguide Diary Entry

  • We're talking about a storm that is going to affect millions of people that is surging its way across parts of the Rockies, the central plains and eventually moving into the great plains.

    CNN Transcript Dec 1, 2007

  • Their description of the great plains, where one might look as far as the eye could carry in every direction without seeing house or tree or any obstruction of the vision, fell with all the wonder of the Arabian Nights upon the eager company.

    The Homesteaders A Novel of the Canadian West

  • He had a vision of city beyond city, cities on great plains, cities beside great rivers, vast cities along the sea margin, cities girdled by snowy mountains.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • This is not said of him in the mocking spirit of the Llaneros — men of the great plains — who think that no one in the world knows how to sit

    Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard

  • An outpost of civilization, it was situated on the border of the great plains, which were still looked upon as the natural possession of the nomadic Indian tribes.

    Elder Conklin and Other Stories

  • Llaneros -- men of the great plains -- who think that no one in the world knows how to sit a horse but themselves.

    Nostromo, a Tale of the Seaboard

  • The cheek-bones were a little high, the features delicate, the figure slender, and there was on her cheeks a rosy bloom that never grew under the cutting winds of the great plains.

    The Candidate A Political Romance

  • At twenty years of age, he joined his brother for a trip to California, _via_ the great plains.

    The Story of the Outlaw A Study of the Western Desperado

  • In July of that year a government caravan, loaded with military stores for Fort Union in New Mexico, left Fort Leavenworth for the long and dangerous journey of more than seven hundred miles over the great plains, which that season were infested by Indians to a degree almost without precedent in the annals of freight traffic.

    The old Santa Fe trail The Story of a Great Highway

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