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chaparral
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Definition dense vegetation typically consisting of bushes found in dry climates
  • prescribed burns of chaparral
  • It was a relief, after the constant battle with the mesquite and chaparral.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • chaparral = dense vegetation typically consisting of bushes found in dry climates
  • Eventually, Bob stepped through the chaparral with Shady, his faithful wolf-malamute, and we lit the propane light again.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The strike hit when the chaparral of the L.A. valley was ready to burn anyway.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The track of flattened chaparral was still visible bending away over the floor of the desert.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Ahead lay a flat and endless valley of dry sagebrush and chaparral; the no-man's-land between the river and the outskirts of the border city of McAllen.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • The crashing of wild animals into the chaparral, and the scarcely frightened flight of rabbits and grouse attested to the wildness of the place.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Half an hour of riding brought him to the dense chaparral and willow thickets.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • I see Chaparral Court.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Like cottontail rabbits and chaparral birds and a baby possum that sulked and lay like dead for the first several hours until he finally decided that Arliss wasn't going to hurt him.
    Fred Gipson  --  Old Yeller
  • He was watching the two pigs, who were rooting around a chaparral bush.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Mouse, a good cow horse, twisted and jumped a medium-sized chaparral bush in an effort to gain a step on the cows.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • They were moving through fairly open country, flats of chaparral with only here and there a strand of mesquite.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Small birds were beginning to call from the chaparral.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Lonesome Dove was hidden—he could barely see the top of the little church house across the chaparral flats.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • He had grown up with the sun shining, with mesquite and chaparral, armadillos and coyotes, Mexicans and the shallow Rio Grande.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • The new bunch had simply cut around the chaparral thicket from the north and collided with the first herd.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Just as he ducked, Mouse leaped a sizable chaparral bush.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • He saw what looked like half the herd charging right at him from the rear; some of the horses nearest him veered and went crashing into the chaparral.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • There were lots of low bushes, mostly chaparral, between him and the hut, and there could be a bandit with a bowie knife behind any one of them.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove

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