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Bad Lands

plural noun
a barren, severely eroded region in SW South Dakota and NW Nebraska. Unabridged
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  • Vesta was firm in her intention of giving up the ranch and leaving the Bad Lands as soon as she could sell the cattle.

  • She started a scene in the edge of the Bad Lands down the river.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • Suddenly, without a moment's hesitation he turned into a side coulee, gained the bench, and headed straight for the Bad Lands.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • He was a thousand miles away from the Bad Lands in his fast-running dreams.

  • Doubtless we were new to his generation; for in the evening dusk we had drifted well into the Bad Lands.

    The River and I John G. Neihardt
  • As for himself, his great plans were at an end on the Bad Lands range.

  • An' when the pilgrim rides into the Bad Lands with the money—well, it'll be my turn, then.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • He ought to be in jail along with other denizens of the Bad Lands.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • As they came into the Bad Lands, he stood on the rear platform of his car, gazing wistfully over the forbidding-looking landscape.

  • But always it was the same—silence—the hot dead silence of the Bad Lands.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
British Dictionary definitions for Bad Lands

Bad Lands

plural noun
a deeply eroded barren region of SW South Dakota and NW Nebraska
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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