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Great Sandy Desert

noun
1.
a desert in NW Australia. About 300 miles (485 km) long; 500 miles (800 km) wide; about 160,000 sq. mi. (414,400 sq. km).
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  • This is the margin of the Great Sandy Desert which occupies all the interior of Eastern Turkestan.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • From the reef she passed on over a Great Sandy Desert, where the worms lay in rings, and the fresh-water mussels in colonies.

  • The Great Sandy Desert which lies between the Indus and Rajpootana has, perhaps, a future under British rule.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
British Dictionary definitions for Great Sandy Desert

Great Sandy Desert

noun
1.
a desert in NW Australia. Area: about 415 000 sq km (160 000 sq miles)
2.
an English name for the Rub` al Khali
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