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dry lake

a tract of land in a desert region over which a shallow lake is formed during the rainy season or after prolonged heavy rains.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In a dry lake bed adjacent to the dunes, they found dozens of fishhooks and harpoons carved from animal bone.
  • Today the dry lake bed is the largest single source of particulate matter air pollution in the nation.
  • We froze our buns off at the edge of the dry lake bed in the cold desert morning waiting for the big event.
  • The newer inner crater ejecta has none of the dry lake bed, scaled look to it.

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