a religious hermit living alone, often in the desert. —eremitic, adj.eremology
the systematic study of desert features and phenomena.
an abnormal fear of dryness and dry places, as deserts.
Coast of the Crimea and Caucasia, as well as the Caspian deserts, have each their own individuality.
Of this line, as far as the sandy deserts of Astrakhan and the steppes of N.
Such are the Great Salt Lake and Carson deserts in the north, the Mohave and Colorado and Amargosa (Death Valley) deserts of the south-west.
Surrounded by ancient seats of culture in Egypt and Babylonia, by the mysterious deserts of Arabia, and by the highlands of Asia Minor, Palestine, with Syria on the north, was the high road of civilization, trade and warlike enterprise, and the meeting-place of religions.
The scholar is apt to pity the smith, the potter, the carpenter and the farmer: with better reason he is apt to condemn the trader who becomes absorbed in greed of gain and so deserts the way of righteousness and fair dealing.