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  • n. Plural form of dune.

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Examples

  • Ben was ecstatic about going to the dunes from the beginning, whereas I was excited about seeing the animals in the national parks, so I was more along for the ride for this part of the trip … This soon changed as we drove toward Sesriem Canyon and the dirt-covered hills began to lose their desert vegetation, and our dusty surroundings gradually became a deep reddish brown.

    Double-Double Your Vacation (Part One) « Peace Corps South Africa

  • Occupying just 1% of the Gobi, the dunes are a 60-mile-long stretch of peaks and valleys sculpted by the winds, rising in some spots to as many as 600 feet above the desert floor.

    Dunes Struck

  • Stan Sesser/The Wall Street Journal Occupying just 1% of the Gobi, the dunes are a 60-mile-long stretch of peaks and valleys sculpted by the winds, rising in some spots to as many as 600 feet above the desert floor.

    Camel-Trekking Across the Gobi

  • Locals call the dunes a haven for family picnics, sunset strolls and first kisses.

    A Billionaire's Dune Duel

  • If played well in the sand dunes, which is not uncommon to see a maximum of 10 feet in the air at the top of a dune.

    Dune Original | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • The few species known to sparsely vegetate the dunes are the perennial grasses Stipagrostis sabulicola and S. gonostachys as well as Monsonia ignorata and the succulent Trianthema hereroensis.

    Namib desert

  • Two small hills at the dead end of my road become large sand dunes, and beyond the dunes is a large river, which is a creek in Real Life, and beneath it lays the skeleton of a small airplane.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • There are three more fragrances in the Lostmarc'h line, btw, and if you're still thinking about moving to some French seashore, please do try Ael-Mat ("guardian angel"), if you can get it, because this definitely exactly smells like the dunes on the French Atlantic coast in summer (the small pink flowers that grow on those dunes, that is, they smell so strong they fill the air with their scent quite intensely).

    Lostmarc'h Laan-Ael, Aod, Atao and Iroaz

  • My dunes are the highest on the whole Scottish coast.

    The Thistle and the Bee

  • The sight of the sturdy, domed structure standing foursquare and isolated in the first patch of tillable soil to shoulder its way between the dunes was a grateful reminder that he was not mad, and that he had not fallen into some loathsome, spirit-inspired nightmare.

    Running From The Deity

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