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  • proper n. A valley in California and Nevada, remarkable for being the lowest-elevated place in North America.

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  • n. a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada; contains the lowest point in North America


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  • It is recorded in the report of the Death Valley expedition that after a year of abundant rains, on the Colorado desert was found a specimen of Amaranthus ten feet high.

    A Land of Little Rain

  • This immortal shrub spreads down into Death Valley and up to the timber-line, odorous and medicinal as you might guess from the name, wandlike, with shining fretted foliage.

    A Land of Little Rain

  • Then, just as he was being dropped at altitude above Hidden Hills north of Death Valley across the Nevada line, his rocket engine did not ignite.

    First Man


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