Definition of Lake Eyre
1. Noun. A shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level; the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent.
Group relationships: Australia, Commonwealth Of Australia, Australia
Generic synonyms: Lake
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Literary usage of Lake Eyre
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1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"mighty pillared gum trees of the sky, when " they were obliged to roam on earth and wallow in the marshes of Lake Eyre till they died, and to this day their ..."
2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1906)
"The region of Lake Eyre in Secondary (Jurassic) times must have been slowly sinking till it was flooded by the sea, which steadily encroached from the Gulf ..."
3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1891)
"At what period or periods the Lake Eyre depression was formed has not yet been ... It then runs south-east towards Lake Eyre, and, skirting the ..."
4. The Australian Race: Its Origin, Languages, Customs, Place of Landing in by Edward Micklethwaite Curr (1886)
"The sth, which occurs so frequently, I take to represent the nasal sound which is generally expressed by ng. No. 43.—NORTH-WEST OF Lake Eyre. ..."
5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1871)
"I tried to gain the opposite bank, and make tin1 north shore of Lake Eyre ; but it was impossible, from the boggy nature of the banks—our horses would not ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The first of his tours independently performed, in 1858 and 1869, were around the South Australian lakes, namely, Lake Torrens, Lake Eyre, and Lake Gairdner ..."
7. A Historical Geography of the British Colonies by Charles Prestwood Lucas (1907)
"... and Lake Eyre, in front Lake Gregory, and on his right Lake Frome hemmed him in, and he could not see where one ended and the other began. ..."