backlands


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backlands

[′bak‚lanz]
(geology)
A section of a river floodplain lying behind a natural levee.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(iv) Lampiao was a famous bandit of the northeastern backlands in the 1930's.
One guest house owner told the Irish Daily Mirror yesterday: "Work is being done to certain backlands and roads around the head itself in preparation for filming."
The steles, as the artist calls this particular hybrid of sculpture and collage, allude both to ancient stone monuments and to the make-do slabs that seal the graves of the poor in cemeteries in the Brazilian backlands. In the center of the room, a sequence of newspaper pages was spread on the floor.
They don't wear long beards, wave the Koran, shout 'Death to the Great Satan,' or live in the backlands of the planet.
"Pea-brush," if you not familiar with the term, is the 40-or-so-inch-long prunings harvested from wild brushy growth from your backlands. Making a selection of peas to plant from either shell or edible-podded is a no-winner.
Author and journalist Tom Engelhardt says: "For Americans, the value of an Afghan life (or more often Afghan lives) obliterated in the backlands of the planet, thousands of miles from home, is next to nil and of no meaning whatsoever."
Protestors at County Hall for Wednesday's afternoon planning meeting to oppose the Backlands development near Wepre park