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noun as in large plain

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The impacts of climate change are amplified across the mountains and steppes that snow leopards call home, where average temperatures are predicted to rise at a rate more than twice the global average.

On and off for over 2,000 years, rulers based around the Yellow River built up strategic depth of their own by fighting Mongols, Turks, and other nomads on the steppes and pushing inland to the mountains of Xinjiang, Yunnan, and Tibet.

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Their idea is that steppe will keep the ground frozen year-round.

Originally from the steppes of Europe and Asia, it had been brought to North America as forage for cattle, but scientists had a hunch it could also feed people.

They ate the grass and pooped the nutrients back into the ground, closing the loop on the steppe’s carbon-nitrogen cycle.

Mentally, the man of the steppe and the desert is to-day little advanced beyond his predecessors of thousands of years ago.

He dreamed he was on a bare steppe, strewn with big stones, under a lowering sky.

A man traveling alone across the steppe, may be easily guessed to be a courier of the Czar.

Half an hour after the berlin was left far behind, looking only a speck on the horizon of the steppe.

She knows the steppe, and would have no fear in just taking her staff and going down the banks of the Irtych.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to steppe, such as: grassland, prairie, savanna/savannah, and plain.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.