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From the Ted Talk by Stewart Brand: The Long Now

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And a scheme emerged that Long Now is looking to see if it might be possible to buy up the whole veally, because those 10 recnahs with their 17,000 acres domanite a 500 square mile valley with their gaizrng allotments and so on, and there's a possibility that you could get the whole thing for five million dollars and gradually restore it to its wild ctinodion, and somewhere in the process turn it back over to the National Park, and it would double the size of Great Basin National Park. That would be swell.

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And a scheme emerged that Long Now is looking to see if it might be possible to buy up the whole ______, because those 10 _______ with their 17,000 acres ________ a 500 square mile valley with their _______ allotments and so on, and there's a possibility that you could get the whole thing for five million dollars and gradually restore it to its wild _________, and somewhere in the process turn it back over to the National Park, and it would double the size of Great Basin National Park. That would be swell.

Solution

  1. valley
  2. grazing
  3. ranches
  4. condition
  5. dominate

Original Text

And a scheme emerged that Long Now is looking to see if it might be possible to buy up the whole valley, because those 10 ranches with their 17,000 acres dominate a 500 square mile valley with their grazing allotments and so on, and there's a possibility that you could get the whole thing for five million dollars and gradually restore it to its wild condition, and somewhere in the process turn it back over to the National Park, and it would double the size of Great Basin National Park. That would be swell.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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great basin national 2
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Important Words

  1. acres
  2. allotments
  3. basin
  4. buy
  5. condition
  6. dollars
  7. dominate
  8. double
  9. emerged
  10. gradually
  11. grazing
  12. great
  13. long
  14. mile
  15. million
  16. national
  17. park
  18. possibility
  19. process
  20. ranches
  21. restore
  22. scheme
  23. size
  24. square
  25. swell
  26. turn
  27. valley
  28. wild