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back country

[US in reference to the 'backs' of colonies facing the Atlantic Ocean DAE 1755 n. the area inland from a coastal town; the interior of an island: 1880 We were able to observe the back country [of New Providence] and to see no small portion of the island (Ives 57). = BACK-LAND (Inagua)

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Last update: 2011-12-29 17:32
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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