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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.

back

1
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

back

2
a large tub or vat, esp one used by brewers
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Last year, FISC Sailors tackled a rocky and weed-infested plot of "jungle" alongside Momilani and, thanks to days of backbreaking labor under rain and heat, turned it into a landscaped Hawaiian garden where hundreds of students have since learned to identify endemic Hawaiian flora.
There her size is an asset, and she feels at home for the first time despite the hazardous, backbreaking work.
The experience of doing backbreaking hard labor also provided him with a drive and a solid work ethic, and has given him perspective.
According to a study conducted by Cuba's own Center for Anthropology in 2002, Cuba's black workers were disproportionally found toiling at the lowest-paying, backbreaking occupations and crowded into dilapidated dwellings in neighborhoods like Havana's Cerro, Luyano and Guanabacoa, or in Soviet-style projects like Alamar.
And work in the nearby Kolyma gold fields was so backbreaking thai very few survived it for more than a couple of years.
He loves their good-hearted nature and the camaraderie of how backbreaking work binds them together.
At a time when many of his countrymen have developed pre-war jitters and stayed safely at home, the 54-year-old Californian resident has chosen to undertake a backbreaking tour which is taking him half-way around the world and back again.
The character Gloria complains that taking care of a young human person is backbreaking work--a lifelong challenge in itself--and that there is nothing at all wrong with a one-child family.
How does he motivate employees to do backbreaking work with care and consideration?
Many of the predominantly rural country's farmers typically visit the riverside city during the festival for a respite from months of backbreaking labor in the rice fields.
But to carry out the project, one must find five workers willing to perform this arduous task for the duration of the exhibition at wages the institution can afford, which inevitably precipitates various free-market ironies: To wit, in a poor country like Guatemala it's easy to find laborers who will do the work for a pittance, but the art institutions there often can't afford to pay them; in a rich industrialized country like Germany, the museums can afford wages that are relatively enormous but typically can't find any (legal) workers willing to perform such backbreaking labor.
While the servants found the backbreaking labour and rigid social divisions hard to take, the family being waited on seemed to take to the life of luxury with relative ease.