Great Sandy Desert

  1. a desert in northwestern 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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How to use Great Sandy Desert in a sentence

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

    Greater Britain | Charles Wentworth Dilke
  • From the reef she passed on over a Great Sandy Desert, where the worms lay in rings, and the fresh-water mussels in colonies.

  • This is the margin of the Great Sandy Desert which occupies all the interior of Eastern Turkestan.

    From Pole to Pole | Sven Anders Hedin

British Dictionary definitions for Great Sandy Desert

Great Sandy Desert

  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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