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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

back

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.
George Saunders fought against prejudice and hardship to set himself up as one of Birmingham's best-known tailors and the last trader to leave the city's famous back to backs.
Dr Miriam says: I have to reassure you that the back to back position of the baby is not abnormal.
Like the terraced house that steadily replaced it, the back to back house was a 19th-century response to a specific housing need.
The Back to Backs have been saved and restored by the National Trust in partnership with the Birmingham Conservation Trust.
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Back to back |housing on Inge Street before the restoration.
I WAS interested in the article about the lady from Canada whose grandparents lived in one of the National Trust back to back houses as I also have a family connection with these houses.
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The night also features Ecko Record's Davey Boy back to back with Nicky G, award winning resident DJ Joe Hunt, Andrew Amour of Bassline Heaven and Silk City favourite Dean Curtis.
THIS year, for the first time ever, Father Christmas is coming to the Birmingham Back to Backs on his whirlwind tour of Great Britain.