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  • In 1849 he got the California fever and made up his mind to cross the great plains ” which were then and for years afterwards called the American Desert ” to the Pacific coast.

    The Life of Hon William F Cody

  • Its nomadic character varied in intensity, from the purely nomadic hordes who seem to have occupied the great plains of the East of Europe to the more or less fixed clans of the Gauls, with their established central cities or strongholds, and their local ascriptions of areas and boundaries.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Amyntas, their last king was set up by Mark Antony, 39 B.C. His kingdom finally included not only Galatia Proper but also the great plains to the south, together with parts of Lyesonia, Pamphylia,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • It is the finest thing I've yet seen, there being several bits of real crag-work, and a fine view at the top over the great plains of Penrith on one side, and the

    The Life of John Ruskin

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