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Sahara

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Definition North African desert that is the largest in the world (3.5 million square miles - 7 times larger than the next largest desert and almost as large as the entire USA).
  • ON February 13, 1960, France tested a nuclear weapon in the Sahara.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • She felt the thirst of the Sahara and called out for water.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • "Even if I have to live in the deserts of the Sahara, I need her eyes open; I won't be able to live without her.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I see Bedouins in the Sahara and the French Foreign Legion, cowboys on the American prairie.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • But what did Psyollos expect, planting crops at the edge of the Sahara?
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • 'Desert of Sahara,' sighed another.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Perhaps you will think it passing strange this regret for a savage who was no more account than a grain of sand in a black Sahara.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • The gushing fountains which sparkle in the sun, must not be stopped in mere caprice; the oasis in the desert of Sahara must not be plucked up idly.'
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Archie asked, getting down to business without preliminaries, keeping his voice flat and dry as the Sahara.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • If we don't get burped to death by the cows we'll end up like the Sahara Desert, says my father cheerfully, finishing up the meatloaf.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Everybody cheered because, otherwise, we would have had a lesson on the Sahara Desert.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • On the edge of the Sahara we ran into a plague of locusts and the chauffeur explained kindly that they were bumble-bees.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • CHRIS HUNTINGTON has worked in France and Taiwan and has taught English in the Sahara and Gabon for the Peace Corps.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • But black-faced Mount Zion, across the tracks in Texana, North Carolina, was as different as the Rocky Mountains are from the Sahara.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Once she had seen a band of nomad robbers in the Sahara, and somehow was reminded of them by this motley outlaw troop.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • I was thinking of heading to the Sahara kickoff thing.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I'll do anything if you'll let me stop a bit, for it's as dull as the Desert of Sahara down there.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • It resembled the fearful phenomenon of a similar character known to the travelers in the desert of the great Sahara.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • "You have to cross the entire Sahara desert," said the young man.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • And in general it's all quite pointless-writing, Sahara, and all that.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago

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