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Death Valley

noun
1.
an arid basin in E California and S Nevada: lowest land in North America. About 1500 sq. mi. (3900 sq. km); 280 feet (85 meters) below sea level.
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  • At once we sprang to our feet and rushed into the shelter of Death Valley.

    The Greater Love

    George T. McCarthy
  • Death Valley has an area of nearly five hundred square miles.

    The Mystic Mid-Region Arthur J. Burdick
  • I've eaten worse meat in my day in Death Valley, California.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • It is called “Death Valley” because a party of emigrants perished there in 1849.

  • Men called it Death Valley, but for such as these 260it was a place of fullness and joy.

    Shadow Mountain Dane Coolidge
  • I had intended to go on to Death Valley, just to see it, circle, and return.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • According to the map, the base is right next to Death Valley.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for Death Valley

Death Valley

noun
1.
a desert valley in E California and W Nevada: the lowest, hottest, and driest area of the US. Lowest point: 86 m (282 ft) below sea level. Area: about 3885 sq km (1500 sq miles)
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Death Valley in Culture

Death Valley definition


Desert valley in southeastern California and southwestern Nevada.

Note: The lowest point in North America — 282 feet below sea level.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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