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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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Rats and mice are like every other creature, including you: They need food and a place to live," said Bill Bezuk of Eugene Backyard Farmer.
This phenomenon of antibiotic resistance is very common and it is assumed that the backyard poultry in Pakistan, which is for most of the time fed on waste and left over food of human and less on commercial feed, have less chances of antibiotic resistance as compared to commercial broiler flocks.
As a gesture of gratitude, Home and Garden America published a blog post that featured Backyard Boss' article about the uses of coffee grounds in the garden.
In the 2014 Houzz Spring Landscaping Trends Study, 4,500 Houzz users who are in the midst of or are planning a landscape update, answered survey questions about their projects and how they use their backyards.
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Don't look now, but there's a backyard in your kitchen.
The Backyard Flock program encourages backyard poultry owners to submit dead birds for postmortem examination.
The tradition of backyard cattle slaughter involves risks which must be eliminated by a veterinarian in order to avoid diseases like mad cow disease, for instance" Naydenov stated.
All M gene-positive swab specimens were collected in 13 locations (8 backyards, 2 markets, and 3 farms) (Table 1; Figure) Sample protection was suboptimal, and only 21 samples could be subtyped by real-time RT-PCR and sequencing (Table 1).
The Backyard Science exhibit is being held Tuesday to Saturday, and promotes experimentation with scientific phenomena in the backyards of family homes.
Aalders Auctions in Erskineville will sell the bat used by Bradman to play backyard cricket at his Adelaide home.
New York, one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, has announced its all-star line-up of partners to support the launch of the all-new Backyard Sports(TM): Sandlot Sluggers video game for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) 2010.