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tundra

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Definition a vast treeless plain in the northern arctic regions where the subsoil is always frozen (between the ice cap and the tree line)
  • Tundra reindeer travel as much as 3,000 miles a year.
tundra = a treeless plain where the subsoil is always frozen
  • The North Slope in Alaska is mostly tundra.
  • tundra = a treeless plain where the subsoil is always frozen
  • By the end of September, snow was piling up on the tundra, and the lake had frozen over.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • tundra = a vast treeless plain in the northern arctic regions where the subsoil is always frozen
  • Froze to death up on the tundra.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • tundra = a vast treeless plain in the northern arctic regions where the subsoil is always frozen (between the ice cap and the tree line)
  • Two years out of England, winter overtook his small party as they plodded across an expanse of tundra so vast and empty that they christened it the Barrens, the name by which it is still known.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • tundra = a vast treeless plain in the northern arctic regions where the subsoil is always frozen (between the ice cap and the tree line)
  • It feels more malevolent than other, more remote corners of the state I know, the tundra-wrapped slopes of the Brooks Range, the cloud forests of the Alexander Archipelago, even the frozen, gale-swept heights of the Denali massif.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • tundra = a vast treeless plain in the northern arctic regions where the subsoil is always frozen (between the ice cap and the tree line)
  • Walking this gnarled shore one summer afternoon, I blundered upon a matrix of faint stone rectangles embedded in the tundra: vestiges of the monks' ancient dwellings, hundreds of years older, even, than the Anasazi ruins in Davis Gulch.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • tundra = a vast treeless plain in the northern arctic regions where the subsoil is always frozen (between the ice cap and the tree line)
  • The furry rodents rode atop a giant pile of stuff in the back of Allan's white Toyota Tundra for the four-hour drive from Phoenix to Magdalena.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • We have the same flow across the tundra and I know then we will finish.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • The media lights shone off the white marble like sunlight off a snowy tundra.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Tundra grass was impracticable.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Tundra swan and Canada geese literally surrounded them.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • Marvin did not think these men were interested in photos of wolf packs on the tundra at sunset.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The plants, scrubs, bushes, trees—all the vegetation was exactly like the Canadian tundra.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • North Bressia held desert, high tundra, and six major cities housing mostly burr-root harvesters and petroleum engineers.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The rest of the border is mainly lake, though in the far north it becomes tundra too cold and barren to fight over.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Here's a perfect example: I owned a Toyota Tundra truck for a while, and I got tired of driving around with my headlights on all the time.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Whenever a cloud blocked out the warming rays, though, Regis was reminded that it was September on the tundra.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • If she'd grown up in the Siberian tundra, born blind to shepherds, she still would have arrived here, now.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He was working in the oil fields of Canada, up on the tree line where the tundra started and the forests ended.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet

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