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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A plateau region of north-central Arizona east of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers. Irregularly eroded layers of red and yellow sediment and clay have left striking bands of color.

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  • noun a desert on a high plateau in northeastern Arizona

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Examples

  • We have visited the Painted Desert, which is actually the remains of a Triassic sea, and the Petrified Forest National Monument, logs that sank in that very sea.

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  • We have visited the Painted Desert, which is actually the remains of a Triassic sea, and the Petrified Forest National Monument, logs that sank in that very sea.

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  • Scipio's hired Lear jet began its descent over the Painted Desert, the Twin-turbofan's reassuring hum changing for the first time in several hours.

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  • Part of the ecoregion occurs to the south of that line along the Little Colorado River drainage in Arizona and New Mexico, where in some places it is referred to as the Painted Desert.

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  • We didn't do sightseeing until we hit the Painted Desert, because we wanted to get near where we were.

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  • We didn't do sightseeing until we hit the Painted Desert, because we wanted to get near where we were.

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  • As they moved into the Painted Desert, Grey was overcome with passion and mute with subdued joy.

    Zane Grey, Romancing the West

  • With Fay Larkin, Jim Lassiter, and Jane Withersteen safe, with his completion of the desert ordeal and his pilgrimage to the Rainbow Bridge, John Shefford's heroic quest ends in the northern Painted Desert.

    Zane Grey, Romancing the West

  • To the east was the Painted Desert; to the north the Kanab desert; to the west the Virgin Mountains; and to the south the San Francisco Peaks.

    Zane Grey, Romancing the West

  • I tell 'em the closest thing to it on Earth is the Painted Desert.

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