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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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  • There's some things it's just as well they don't happen too frequent, and getting lost and afoot in the bad-lands is one.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • If you'd been along, that day in the bad-lands, you'd know the kind of bluff he can put up.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • I supposed that sheep only lived on high mountains, or else in the very roughest kind of bad-lands.

    Jack in the Rockies George Bird Grinnell
  • It is a magnificent tract of bad-lands, very deeply eroded and carved, and highly picturesque.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • What I'm going to do is throw my saddle on my private horse and ride down into the bad-lands and see for myself how the cards lay.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • Behind him, entangled in the gullies of the bad-lands, were the fifteen best men of the mountain-desert.

    The Seventh Man Max Brand
  • Irish, he reflected, had not been with them that day in the bad-lands, and so had not the same cause for vengeance.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • A cattle herder was killed and a large herd of cattle belonging to the government was driven into the bad-lands.

    Thirty Years on the Frontier Robert McReynolds
  • It had been indeed worth while, his plunge into the bad-lands, for in two years he would have the dog-team of his dreams.

    The Whelps of the Wolf George Marsh
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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