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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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  • "Question, question," called a voice with a strong accent from the back row.

    A Woman for Mayor Helen M. Winslow
  • “I will remain in the back row where I can see well enough,” said Bladud.

    The Hot Swamp R.M. Ballantyne
  • "They are in the back row, so you can have them if you care to," he answered.

    The Master Mummer E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He made his way at a hobbling gait toward the back row of chairs.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • Then I sat down in the back row of the circle to await events.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • Betty, there is a vacant seat across from you on the back row.

    Betty Lee, Sophomore

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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

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