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  • n. the northeastern part of the Sahara Desert in Libya and Egypt and Sudan


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  • The Libyan Desert is a level, or almost level, table-land averaging 1000 feet above the sea.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Wintershall, which has been active in Libya since 1958, currently operates eight onshore oil fields in the Libyan Desert, about 350 kilometers 219 miles southwest of Benghazi—the coastal city that has reportedly fallen to opponents of Col.

    Oil Companies Suspend Operations in Libya

  • Also Monday, BP said it had suspended preparations for a planned drilling campaign in the Libyan Desert, and was preparing to withdraw staff and their families.

    Oil Companies Suspend Operations in Libya

  • It was ideal literary territory for Dahl, and the little sprites may even have offered him some kind of psychological absolution for any lingering guilt he felt about wrecking his Gloster Gladiator in the Libyan Desert.


  • This northern and eastern part of the Sahara Desert is known as the Libyan Desert.


  • He is eventually inducted into the Royal Air Force and crashes in the Libyan Desert.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Years ago, I went from the Nile across the Libyan Desert east, and then the stars — the stars in the later days of that journey — brought me near weeping ....

    A Modern Utopia

  • This book is a collection of facts compiled from the diary of Captain R. Gwatkin Williams, giving an account of nineteen weeks of captivity of the survivors of H.M. S. _Tara_ in the Libyan Desert.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917

  • The level of the Nile is so far below the surface on both sides of its own flood-plain that its waters cannot be used for the reclamation of any part of the Libyan Desert, and the same is practically true of the Niger, which barely more than touches the borders of the Sahara.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • Onward, past the breathless sands of the Libyan Desert, past the hundred-gated Thebes, past the stone guardians of Abou-Simbel, waiting in majestic patience for their spell of silence to be broken, -- onward.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860


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