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Nothing, however, can save us but a union, which would turn our barren hills into fruitful valleys.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The cost of extraction varies in different localities, depending mainly on the mass of barren rock to be encountered and removed.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
There the quantity of barren overlying rock and earth is enormous, and detracts immensely from the value of the mines.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
The coast is sandy, and from M. Peron's description, barren and unprofitable.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
After a barren discussion she held out her hand, large and generous like herself.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Victoria is not very pleasantly situated, being surrounded by barren rocks.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
In spite of his eyes being affected, and his constant change of quarters, the time had not been barren.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
That is the only way the long and barren halls were heatedby the steam from the wash-boilers.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Why did he quit the fruitful banks of the Euphrates for a spot so remote, so barren, and so stony as Sichem?
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
They scurried down a long, dismal lane toward a low-lying range of hills pertly wooded with bald patches of barren earth and rock.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BARREN

  • bare
  • barren
  • clean
  • empty
  • fresh
  • new
  • pale
  • plain
  • spotless
  • uncompleted
  • unfilled
  • unmarked
  • untouched
  • unused
  • vacant
  • virgin
  • virginal
  • void
  • white
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