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Back,

river, c.600 mi (970 km) long, rising in lakes, Northwest Territories, Canada, and flowing northeast through Nunavut across the tundra to Chantry Inlet. Numerous lakes lie along its course. It is named for Sir George BackBack, Sir George,
1796–1878, British explorer in N Canada. He accompanied Sir John Franklin on arctic expeditions in 1818, 1819–22, and 1824–27. On an expedition (1833–35) to search for the missing John Ross, Back explored the Great Fish River (now Back
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, the first European to descend the river (1834).

What does it mean when you dream about the back?

Because of the dreaming mind’s tendency to literalize metaphors, the back can signify meanings from familiar sayings. For example, in a dream the back may mean “watch your back” (beware of treachery).

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(anatomy)
The part of the human body extending from the neck to the base of the spine.
(graphic arts)
The part of a book where the binding and pages are stitched together.
(mining engineering)
The upper part of any mining cavity.
A joint, usually a strike joint, perpendicular to the direction of working.

back

1. The rear, reverse, unseen, more remote, or less important part of a structure, tool, or object
2. The support for a more prominent or visible element; e.g., the back of wallboard is the surface to be plastered.
3. The top or exposed side of a slate, tile, or the like, in contrast to the bed.
4. The ridge or top of a horizontal member or structure like a joist, rafter, or roof.
5. A principal rafter.
6. The extrados or top surface of an arch, often buried in the surrounding masonry.
7. A low-grade veneer used for the back ply in plywood construction.
8. The wainscoting below the sash frame of a window, extending to the floor.

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i. The curved surface of a propeller blade. It corresponds to the upper surface of the airplane's wing. Also called a blade back.
ii. The back of the power curve, where any decrease in speed results in a disproportional increase in drag. A stage may be reached when even with full power the aircraft may continue to sink. Also referred to as behind the power curve and backside of the power curve.
iii. The top part or the upper surface area of an airplane, especially of an airplane's fuselage, referred to in such contexts as “to fly on its back.”
iv. The back seat (rear cockpit) of a two-seater combat or trainer aircraft.
v. The changing of wind direction in the anti-clock-wise direction. When the wind direction changes in the anticlock-wise direction, it is called backing when the change is clock-wise, it is called veering.

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1. Ball games
a. a mainly defensive player behind a forward
b. the position of such a player
2. the upper surface of a joist, rafter, slate, tile, etc., when in position

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2
a large tub or vat, esp one used by brewers
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But not all the working class lived in back to backs - my parents' house in Hockley was one of many which had a scullery where bathing and washing clothes took place and a rear door - and my parents considered themselves a cut above the families in the back to backs.
However, the dark side of life in the back to backs, where children of different sexes slept together and rooms could be overun with mice, peeps through and some sharp insights are provided.
Each of the four back to backs which he once owned has now been transformed into a living replica from different eras between the 1840 and 1970s.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Birmingham's network of back to backs in inner city areas including Ladywood, Handsworth, Aston, Small Heath and Highgate began to be demolished and were replaced with social housing.
As such the back to back was not significantly different from the workers' or labourers' cottage of the countryside, and in all likelihood that is its origin.
The back to back was probably the most flexible and varied form of housing this country has ever seen, certainly compared to the carbon-copy terracing, council semi-detacheds and flats that followed.
Visits to the Back to Backs are by pre-booked guided tours only and further information and tickets can be obtained by calling 0121 666 7671.
The restored Birmingham Back to Backs, off Hurst Street, opened their doors to the public on July 23, 2004.
Laura Alden, house and visitor services manager, said: "This is a unique opportunity for people to enjoy the Back to Backs from a different viewpoint and to benefit from Philip's experience as a writer.
On Saturday, December 12, Santa Claus will be at the Back to Backs to meet the children who have come to visit them.
The traditional bunting was made by a team of nine Back to Backs volunteers who used sail cloth to give it a robust and authentic look.