Sentence Examples


  • The inland region, called the sertao, is high, stony, and dry, and frequently devastated by prolonged droughts (seccas).
  • 27a or fall in droughts more than 4 or 5 ft.
  • Droughts, extensive in area and in duration, are by no means uncommon.
  • The droughts to which the island is recurrently subject are, however, a not unimportant drawback to the industry; and though the best ranges, under favourable conditions, are luxuriant, nevertheless the pastures of the island are in general mediocre.
  • In Ceara the smaller rivers become dry channels in the dry season, and in protracted droughts the larger ones disappear also.