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The Canadian taiga is being attacked from all sides.
  a cool forest of cone-bearing evergreen trees; also called a boreal forest
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  • The Canadian taiga is being attacked from all sides.
  • Tell me about the time you met the Russian prime minister while hunting wild boar on the taiga.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • From early November until April the wolves and caribou travel together through the taiga, the sparse borderline forests of stunted spruce and jackpine lying below the timberline.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Unwilling to let McCandless go, I spent more than a year retracing the convoluted path that led to his death in the Alaska taiga, chasing down details of his peregrinations with an interest that bordered on obsession.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • Eh, Fedia Nefedia, are you making up your mind to go?-That forest, it’s called the taiga, there’s no end to it.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • But Shukhov had never forgotten the words of his first squad leader, Kuziomin—a hard-bitten prisoner who had already been in for twelve years by 1943—who told the newcomers, just in from the front, as they sat beside a fire in a desolate cutting in the forest: "Here, men, we live by the law of the taiga.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • The forest around it was a dense, impenetrable taiga.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • One was at the edge of the taiga, just outside the camp.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • They were saved by its size, for the approaching winter made the taiga impenetrable and prevented the enemy from pulling his ring tighter.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The idea of shifting camp had finally to be abandoned in favor of fortifying the present positions in the heart of the taiga.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago

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  • This breach opened a way to the camp in the taiga, and through it poured a stream of new refugees.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The enemy had closed the breach in his positions and the partisan unit that had broken through was now unable to get back into the taiga.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • It was easy to lose one’s way in the taiga.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • But how do they get through the taiga, through the swamps?
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • That’s just what the Whites want, a highway into the taiga!
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • That was why he was in such a temper as he stood talking to the trapper, Svirid, near the highway, which came close to the edge of the taiga at this point.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • By mid-May the sun was circling high in the heavens, flooding the taiga with light.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • There was fighting on the western border of the taiga.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The taiga, the camp, his eighteen months among the partisans, went right out of his head.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • He made his way farther into the taiga, to the marked tree, unearthed his things, and left the camp.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Every few minutes the insects’ piercing whine is supplanted by the boom of distant thunder, rumbling over the taiga from a wall of thunderheads rearing darkly on the horizon.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • As the altimeter needle brushes five thousand feet, we crest a mud-colored ridge, the earth drops away, and a breathtaking sweep of taiga fills the Plexiglas windscreen.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But the taiga was so immense that the battles were like border warfare on the edges of a great kingdom, and the camp hidden in its heart was so full of people that however many went away to fight, there seemed always to be more people left.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
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Associated words [difficulty]:   taiga [7] , tundra [4] , chaparral [6] , savanna [6]
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