Tongue Wash

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Tongue Wash is a wash in Nye County, Nevada, in the United States. [1]

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Tongue Wash was likely so named because it is shaped like a tongue. [2]

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  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tongue Wash
  2. Carlson, Helen S. (1 January 1974). Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. University of Nevada Press. p. 233. ISBN   978-0-87417-094-8.

Coordinates: 37°10′18″N116°06′43″W / 37.17167°N 116.11194°W / 37.17167; -116.11194

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