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plain in Geography topic

plainplain2 ●●○ noun  1 (also plains) [countable]SG a large area of flat dry landprairie The grassy plain gave way to an extensive swamp. the vast plains of central China2 [uncountable]DLH the ordinary stitch in knittingCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesthe open plain(s)On the open plains of east Africa are zebras, antelopes, and gazelles.the vast/great plain(s)Beyond lay the vast plains of the Central Valley.a flat plainHere a group of small hills rises unexpectedly out of the flat plain.a grassy plainThe village is situated on the high grassy plains at the foot of the Sierra.a fertile plainThe rains washed soil down to create fertile plains.
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plainThe Cheyenne, who also once lived in Minnesota, hunted the region of the Black Hills and the central plains.the central Oahu plainSome smooth plains consist of infill in some medium sized craters.This impressive stone building has a commanding site on a hill above the surrounding plain.At night there were no longer any bonfires to be seen, either on the hill or way out on the surrounding plain.Today, most travellers who see the plains do it from thirty thousand feet.the plains of NebraskaThe plain below where the buildings once stood is as empty as when Crazy Horse surrendered there.Tipi poles were made of the slender trunks of young lodgepole pines, and were rare items on the treeless plains.The mica dams dry out to form white plains, with a consistency of putty.