sand dune


: a hill of sand near an ocean or in a desert that is formed by the wind

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Recent Examples on the Web But in the early mornings of the 1990s, at the height of his powers as the world’s best martial artist, Gracie feared that sand dune. Kevin Maurer, Rolling Stone, 12 Nov. 2023 The beaches on this part of the coast are composed of fine, soft sand, which makes visiting the famed Dune du Pilat (the tallest sand dune in Europe) a must. Sara Lieberman, Travel + Leisure, 25 Oct. 2023 The landscape is beautiful and punishing by design: Think racing a motocross bike down a sand dune, then up a literal mountain, and continuing to do that for about two weeks. Molly Osberg, Curbed, 22 June 2023 Another fossil found in the 1970s in Mongolia shows two dinosaurs — predator Velociraptor and plant-eater Protoceratops — fighting about 80 million years ago before being buried alive, perhaps in a collapsing sand dune. Reuters, NBC News, 19 July 2023 In the premiere episode of the series, Austin navigated a daunting sand dune while driving around Nevada’s Sand Mountain. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 6 May 2023 Details surrounding the new high-performance Range Rover Sport SV are still guarded but given the high-speed panning and sand dune jumping in the teaser video, the real thing should be worth the wait. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 27 Apr. 2023 Windows are shaded with traditional mashrabiya window lattices, door handles are made to resemble oryx horns, and sand dune patterns appear in carpets, textiles, and light fixtures. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Oct. 2022 If authorized, the mine would sift for titanium on top of an ancient inland sand dune complex called Trail Ridge, which runs north-south from southeastern Georgia into northeastern Florida. Drew Kann, ajc, 20 Nov. 2021 See More

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“Sand dune.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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