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  • n  low hardy much-branched spiny shrub common in alkaline soils of western America

  • The wide, flat valley dotted with greasewood, yucca and bunch grass selected as site for the test explosion is known in Manhattan Project doubletalk as "Trinity.
  • The car stopped on a deserted stretch of flat hardpan, screened by a few cacti and greasewood shrubs, and its five occupants got out: four young Negroes and a short, once-paunchy .
  • Beyond the stubby noses of the cars stretched wave on wave of "bondocks" (sand hummocks, topped by sage and greasewood) and deep arroyos.

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