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Bad Lands

plural noun
a barren, severely eroded region in SW South Dakota and NW Nebraska. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.

  • Bad Lands they were, for man or beast, and Bad Lands they remained.

  • 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
  • The Marquis loved the Bad Lands; there was no question about that.

  • 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
  • Behind all his activities in the Bad Lands loomed a grandiose purpose.

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

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • The first shot was aimed at the office of the Bad Lands Cowboy.

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

  • Their horses were gathering speed as they turned them toward the Bad Lands.

    'Me-Smith' Caroline Lockhart
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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