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  • n. Plural form of plain.


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  • He lives in the lonely lands where mighty rivers twist in long reaches between the barren bluffs; where the prairies stretch out into billowy plains of waving grass, girt only by the blue horizon, —plains across whose endless breadth he can steer his course for days and weeks and see neither man to speak to nor hill to break the level; where the glory and the burning splendor of the sunsets kindle the blue vault of heaven and the level brown earth till they merge together in an ocean of flaming fire.

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  • The portions of the earth's surface which we term plains are nothing more than the broad summits of hills and mountains whose bases rest on the bottom of the ocean.

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

  • I use the term plains, because the Lower Orinoco and the Amazon, far from flowing in

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • The passage across the mountains and over the plains is as lonely as a voyage across the ocean.

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  • I listened white plains is meditative of starting independent.

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  • Deker looked out his window and was at once both reassured and troubled to see the black cutout of Mount Nebo soaring above the Jordan Valley as they crossed into what in ancient times was known as the plains of Moab.


  • January 04, 2007 at 07: 21 PM grew up in plains pa. old forge pizza is the best in the world. ould love to find out how to make the crust for red pizza please help


  • The classical Sinawali, a double-stick style popular in the Central Luzon plains, is fluid and requires ambidexterity - a primer for the sword and dagger system.

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  • This constant urge to migrate East in response to the appeal of the vast plains is very common,


  • The most beautiful of plains is the Plain of the Two Mists; it is not far from this; the men of its army in good order go out ahead of their beautiful king; they march among blue spears, white troops of fighters with curled hair.

    The Kiltartan Poetry Book: Prose Translations from the Irish


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