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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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AIDAN WALSH'S desire to see the adoption of the continental coupling system (December 12) is another example of short-sighted punters seeking compensation for backing the wrong horse.
Having said that, it is no small feat that they were able to forge consensus on significant constitutional reforms that considerably defanged the security establishment, and even though rival former prime minister Nawaz Sharif realised his mistake in backing the wrong horse initially, the PPP leadership successfully thwarted attempts to dislodge its government courtesy the Memogate - where Hussain Haqqani, the former ambassador to US was alleged to have secretively sought Obama administration's intervention to save the PPP government from a possible coup.
Another punter backing the wrong horse is Chesney, who lets jealousy get the better of him over Katy.
Duff and Phelps face a difficult decision as, while their first duty is to salvage as much money as possible for the club's creditors, they will also want be certain they do not cause any further damage by backing the wrong horse.