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Llano Estacado

[lah-noh es-tuh-kah-doh, lan-oh] /ˈlɑ noʊ ˌɛs təˈkɑ doʊ, ˈlæn oʊ/
noun
1.
a large plateau in the SW United States, in W Texas and SE New Mexico: cattle-grazing region. About 1000–5000 feet (300–1500 meters) above sea level.
Also called Staked Plain.
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  • For months he had made up his mind to have her for his wife—long before their forced flight into the Llano Estacado.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • The setting sun saw that long line of Indian warriors filing from the valley, and heading for the plain of the Llano Estacado.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • On the 12th of March, we ascended upon the celebrated Llano Estacado, and continued along its borders for a few days.

  • The elevated table-land known as Llano Estacado is in length over three hundred miles, with an average width of sixty or seventy.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • They seemed to be moving northward, along the level meadows that stretched between the butte and the Llano Estacado.

    The Boy Hunters Captain Mayne Reid
  • Not less brilliant fell those beams where no harvest was ever known—upon the wild plain of the Llano Estacado.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • The following day we continued our march down the border of the Llano Estacado.

  • As Carlos said this, he pointed to a number of ragged ridges that from the brow of the Llano Estacado jutted out into the plain.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • On going back to his cave he had crossed a fresh trail coming in from the northern end of the Llano Estacado.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • They passed down the valley, and struck out in the direction of the Llano Estacado.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for Llano Estacado

Llano Estacado

/ˈlɑːnəʊ ˌɛstəˈkɑːdəʊ/
noun
1.
the S part of the Great Plains of the US, extending over W Texas and E New Mexico: oil and natural gas resources. Chief towns: Lubbock and Amarillo. Area: 83 700 sq km (30 000 sq miles) Also called Staked Plain
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