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back row

noun (functioning as singular or pl)
(rugby Union)
  1. the forwards at the rear of a scrum
  2. (as modifier): an Australian back-row forward
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  • Finally, she succeeded in banishing her to the back row of the chorus.

    Queens of the French Stage H. Noel Williams
  • “I will remain in the back row where I can see well enough,” said Bladud.

    The Hot Swamp R.M. Ballantyne
  • George Brand and his friend Evelyn sat in the back row of chairs, watching the people pass and repass.

    Sunrise William Black
  • "They are in the back row, so you can have them if you care to," he answered.

    The Master Mummer E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He seated himself modestly in the back row, while John Rudstock, less retiring, took his place at the chairman's right hand.

    Tatterdemalion John Galsworthy
  • Then I sat down in the back row of the circle to await events.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • I sat in the back row of seats, under the shadow of the gallery, where I could see him without his seeing me.

    The New Magdalen Wilkie Collins

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