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chaparral


prescribed burns of chaparral
  dense vegetation typically consisting of bushes found in dry climates
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Common in southern California and in other dry, Mediterranean-type climates.
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  • prescribed burns of chaparral
  • It was a relief, after the constant battle with the mesquite and chaparral.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • 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
  • The track of flattened chaparral was still visible bending away over the floor of the desert.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses

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  • Half an hour of riding brought him to the dense chaparral and willow thickets.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • The strike hit when the chaparral of the L.A. valley was ready to burn anyway.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Eventually, Bob stepped through the chaparral with Shady, his faithful wolf-malamute, and we lit the propane light again.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • 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
  • 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
  • I see Chaparral Court.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment

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  • If the moon was high enough to cast a shadow, he sheltered beside a clump of chaparral.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Small birds were beginning to call from the chaparral.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • He’s out there sitting behind a chaparral bush congratulating himself on not having to listen to Bol brag on his wife.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • They pulled the wet saddles off the horses and hobbled them and walked off in separate directions through the chaparral to stand spraddlelegged clutching their knees and vomiting.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • She got tired of looking out the window all day and seeing nothing but brown land and gray chaparral.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Dew had wet the million needles of the chaparral, and when the rim of the sun edged over the horizon the chaparral seemed to be spotted with diamonds.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Dew had wet the million needles of the chaparral, and when the rim of the sun edged over the horizon the chaparral seemed to be spotted with diamonds.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Colorful as they were, quilts weren’t the best material for riding through mesquite and chaparral.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • They watched him walk off into the chaparral, the rope in his hand.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Something moved in his line of vision, and for a moment he thought he saw some strange brown animal under a chaparral bush.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • They saw no lights, heard no sounds—they just rode, across shallow gullies, through thinning chaparral, farther and farther from the river.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • The only landmarks were shadows, low shadows, mostly made by chaparral and mesquite.
    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
  • 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
  • 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 had grown up with the sun shining, with mesquite and chaparral, armadillos and coyotes, Mexicans and the shallow Rio Grande.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Lonesome Dove was hidden—he could barely see the top of the little church house across the chaparral flats.
    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
  • He was watching the two pigs, who were rooting around a chaparral bush.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • "That’s all right, Jake," Augustus said, flinging the dregs of his coffee into a chaparral bush.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Even when the sun rose above the low bluffs to the south, a layer of light lingered for a bit at the level of the chaparral, as if independent of its source.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Pea Eye, who had a jumpy disposition, was always shying from shadows, and he had even blazed away at innocent chaparral bushes on occasion, mistaking them for bandits.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • It was tribute enough to sunup that it could make even chaparral bushes look beautiful, Augustus thought, and he watched the process happily, knowing it would only last a few minutes.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • They were on the long chaparral plain not far south of the river and were easing the horses around a particularly dense thicket of chaparral, prickly pear and low mesquite when it happened.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • They were on the long chaparral plain not far south of the river and were easing the horses around a particularly dense thicket of chaparral, prickly pear and low mesquite when it happened.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • The little clouds of sand seemed like live things, slipping around the mesquite and by the chaparral as a running wolf might, sliding under the bellies of the cattle and then rising a little, to blow over their backs.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Twice he came to a wide bottom-land green with willow and cottonwood and thick as chaparral, somewhere through the middle of which ran a river he decided must be the lower Nueces.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • But when he trotted through the chaparral toward the Hat Creek barn, he saw that it was old Bolivar himself, beating the same bell with the same piece of crowbar.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Does he happen to live around here?" Pea pointed at the house, fifty yards away, in the chaparral.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
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