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Back River

noun
1.
a river in central Nunavut, Canada, flowing NE to an inlet of the Arctic Ocean. 600 miles (965 km) long.
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  • Upon coming out from Back River, we spent some time poking about in the water for the old-time isthmus.

    Virginia: The Old Dominion Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
  • Necessarily this was parallel with the course of Back River.

  • Their principal food consisted of fish, which are caught in abundance in Back River (Klutschak, p. 164).

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • A narrow isthmus separates the head of the bays from the lakes of Back River.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
British Dictionary definitions for Back River

Back River

noun
1.
a river in N Canada, flowing northeast through Nunavut to the Arctic Ocean. Length: about 966 km (600 miles)
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