backlands


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backlands

[′bak‚lanz]
(geology)
A section of a river floodplain lying behind a natural levee.
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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.
Over half a century ago, Grande sertao: veredas (1956) appeared in English translation as The Devil to Pay in the Backlands (1963).
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.
The backlands consisted mostly of steep rocky terrain and the parcel also was encumbered by easements, which meant that it could not be developed and therefore was not typical of land regularly being bought and sold in the local market.
The third and fourth chapters deal with an analysis of the primary sources themselves, that is to say the letters written by the Portuguese while in the New World: Pero Vaz de Caminha's letter to King Dom Manuel, Pero de Magalhaes de Gandavo's Historia da Provincia de Santa Cruz, letters by Jesuit priests, and Gabriel Soares de Sousa's Noticias do Brasil, also alongside canonic literary texts such as Camoes' epic poem The Lusiads, and Clarice Lispector's The Besieged City, or Guimaraes Rosa's The Devil to Pay in the Backlands which are referred to in the conclusion.
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.
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
Contact has also been made with Network Rail over the site at Yarm Backlands, by the viaduct, and a joint feasibility study is to take place.