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back run

a period during which a particular process, as the flow of materials in manufacturing, is reversed.
Australian. a tract of dry land in the public domain used as an auxiliary pasture by owners of adjacent private property. Unabridged
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  • Tony proposed forming a herd of cattle of their own in a back run.

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  • It was one like his own, with three men, one of them having charge of a back run with cattle.

    Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston
  • My head aches as if it would split, and all down my back run sharp pains.

  • It is hollow, and along its back run metal teeth, which are played with a small stick or brush.

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