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Painted Desert

a region in N central Arizona, E of the Colorado River: many-colored rock surfaces. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • My old guide on so many trips across the Painted Desert was in charge of the outfit.

  • Eschtah is the wise old chief of all the Navajos on the Painted Desert.

  • The type of environment in the Painted Desert region during that period makes a very interesting speculation.

  • As he had been drawn to the Painted Desert by a voiceless call, so now he was urged forward by something nameless.

  • To me, all this is Painted Desert region, for much of it is painted and much is desert.

  • The scarcity of water makes journeying on the Painted Desert a grave and serious problem.

  • Below us lay the Painted Desert, so wide that the further edge was lost in mist.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • These are some of the things that make the Painted Desert what it is—a region of unqualified fascination and allurement.

  • We left one morning before sunrise and headed due north for the Painted Desert.

    Thirty Years on the Frontier Robert McReynolds
  • What with sculpturing and frescoing, they had made that most fantastic wilderness the Painted Desert.

    Overland John William De Forest
British Dictionary definitions for Painted Desert

Painted Desert

a section of the high plateau country of N central Arizona, along the N side of the Little Colorado River Valley: brilliant-coloured rocks; occupied largely by Navaho and Hopi Indians. Area: about 20 000 sq km (7500 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Painted Desert in Culture

Painted Desert definition

Hundreds of miles of sandstone formations with a remarkable range of colors; located in northeastern Arizona.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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