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soft-haired sticky plant with heads of bright pink trumpet-shaped flowers; found in sandy desert soil; after ample rains may carpet miles of desert with pink from the southwestern United States to northern Mexico Abronia villosa , desert sand verbena
oil pipeline that runs 800 miles from wells at Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez Alaskan pipeline , trans-Alaska pipeline
mountain range in central Asia that extends a thousand miles from Kazakhstan eastward into western Mongolia and northern China Altai Mountains , Altay Mountains
cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles altocumulus , altocumulus cloud
stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles altostratus , altostratus cloud
major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles) Amazon , Amazon River
mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast Andes
large peninsula of Antarctica that extends some 1200 miles north toward South America; separates the Weddell Sea from the South Pacific Antarctic Peninsula , Palmer Peninsula
fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain Antonine Wall
highest region of the ionosphere (from 90 to 600 miles up) which contains the highest concentration of free electrons and is most useful for long-range radio transmission Appleton layer , F layer , F region
unit of length used for distances within the solar system; equal to the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun (approximately 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers) Astronomical Unit , AU
easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles north of Venezuela Barbados
chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific Ocean Belau , Palau , Palau Islands , Pelew
British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817) Bligh , Captain Bligh , William Bligh
city in north central California 75 miles northeast of San Francisco on the Sacramento River; capital of California capital of California , Sacramento
largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan Chicago , Windy City
fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; is 1,500 miles long and averages 6 meters in width Chinese Wall , Great Wall , Great Wall of China
wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles) cirrus , cirrus cloud
small island off the coast of Puerto Rico with miles of beautiful beaches Culebra
lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves D-layer , D region
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