a gorge of the Colorado River in N Arizona. over 200 miles (320 km) long; 1 mile (1.6 km) deep.
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How to use Grand Canyon in a sentence
With a light dusting of snow atop its mile-deep red sandstone, Grand Canyon, often thought of as a desert park, is instantly transformed into a winter wonderland.
When the real-life Grand Canyon rafters told their story to The New York Times, there was a significant “lucky you!”'Save Yourselves!' Is a Surprisingly Fun Disaster Movie | Erin Berger | October 19, 2020 | Outside Online
Air-traffic controllers were already worried by 1955 that the increased speeds of newer aircraft would increase fatalities, and the Grand Canyon collision proved their worst fears to be correct.The Tragic Mid-Air Plane Crash That Changed the American Aviation Industry Forever | Eileen Bjorkman | September 1, 2020 | Time
It was on a hike to the Grand Canyon at age 18 that Shattuck penned her first bucket list.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson | Brandy Zadrozny | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the Grand Canyon, he let me crawl to the edge for a better look.
They stopped off along the way, took in a few sights: the Grand Canyon and Eisenhower's birthplace.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull | Mark Jacobson | March 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Every gallon of ice cream you purchase in the Grand Canyon State is guaranteed to weigh at least four and a half pounds.
Business interests in the Grand Canyon State have asked Brewer to veto the bill.
I don't believe your swim in the Grand Canyon was any more exciting than this one tonight.The Pony Rider Boys on the Blue Ridge | Frank Gee Patchin
Not many miles away stood a fashionable hotel filled with tourists, who had come to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon.The Camp Fire Girls at the End of the Trail | Margaret Vandercook
There is an appalling grandeur and an almost indescribable beauty in a descent into the Grand Canyon.The Camp Fire Girls at the End of the Trail | Margaret Vandercook
I espied tiny gray frogs, reminding me of those I found in the gulches of the Grand Canyon.Tales of lonely trails | Zane Grey
Oona Dahlborg's jetticopter hovered over the Grand Canyon at the sunset hour.The Brain | Alexander Blade
British Dictionary definitions for Grand Canyon
a gorge of the Colorado River in N Arizona, extending from its junction with the Little Colorado River to Lake Mead; cut by vertical river erosion through the multicoloured strata of a high plateau; partly contained in the Grand Canyon National Park, covering 2610 sq km (1008 sq miles). Length: 451 km (280 miles). Width: 6 km (4 miles) to 29 km (18 miles). Greatest depth: over 1.5 km (1 mile)
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Cultural definitions for Grand Canyon
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