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  • n. Plural form of steppe.

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Examples

  • Present status of birds in steppes and savannas of Northern and Central Argentina.

    Córdoba montane savanna

  • This flat, bare, dry plain, is called the steppes of Tartary.

    Far Off

  • Their ecosystems include semi-natural pastures, such as steppes, dehesas (grasslands with scattered oaks, typical of Portugal and Spain) and mountain pastures.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 6

  • Most of the region where the buffaloes range consists of high upland prairies, such as in Asia are called "steppes," and in Mexico and South

    The Boy Hunters

  • "steppes," cold and dry -- there were men inhabiting the caverns on both sides of the Pyrenees.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • Here, in the rocky steppes of the western part of the continent, there was no water, and the coldness leeched into every living thing, through hair, fur, and skin, whether worn or grown.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • It's close proximity to western most Shem meant that Argossians, Ophirians, Stygians and the occasional Turanian or Hyrkranian traveling afar from their steppes could be found there.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan.

    Wow, What a Photo - NASA Watch

  • Two decades ago, the species was officially extinct outside of captivity—the last wild takhi was seen wandering the Mongolian steppes back in 1969—though a few lived in zoos in Europe.

    Wild Horses Drag You Away

  • Bill Ingalls/NASA/Zumapress.com The TMA-21 spacecraft, carrying NASA astronaut Ron Garan and Russian cosmonauts Andrei Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyayev, kicked up a cloud of dirt as it landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan Friday.

    Asia in Pictures

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