Examples of prairie in a Sentence
Millions of buffalo once roamed the prairies.
The train tracks extend over miles of prairie.
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Although eastern Kentucky’s coal-rich mountains were covered in forest, the western part of the state once hosted three million acres of prairie—before European settlers dug it up for farmland.
The grasses glowed green and yellow, even pinkish, a vast coastal prairie ablaze in the afternoon sun.
The family and several neighbors watched the tornado churn across a rolling prairie and into the mountains, missing their house by under a mile.
South of Ciudad Juárez and its dusty belt of low-wage factories, Chihuahua is cowboy country—a wide-open place of vast prairies and forested mountains.
Two brass howitzers had been carried off a ship to a prairie near Fort Nisqually.
He and his father together till about 2,500 acres of the fertile prairie that stretches from Ohio through Nebraska.
On your way from the city, stop at the Nachusa Grasslands, a 3,600-acre spread of natural prairie restored by national nonrprofit the Nature Conservancy over the last three decades.
Taking advantage of a new Elgin ordinance that allows beekeeping, the hospital has added two honeybee hives to the natural prairie portion of its community garden as a means of not only producing honey but also encouraging bee pollination of plants.
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: a large, mostly flat area of land in North America that has few trees and is covered in grasses
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