I could not spin as could my mother, who had passed her childhood in backwood life.
Colony was divided from colony by many miles of forest and backwood.
From year to year his influence grew, as grows a tree in the backwood age, that neither shuns nor defies the storm.
I loved the hearing of them, in the various dialects of the protagonists, from a lordly lisp to a backwood burr.
For the two years I knew it the charm of that backwood life never palled.
Thus ended the wedding of Isaac Younker—a fair specimen, by the way, of a backwood's wedding in the early settlement of the west.
A stable and pig-sty completed the appurtenances of this backwood dwelling.
Here, in the multiplicity of footprints, he knew his own would be indistinguishable to even the keenest of backwood eyes.
But backwood hunters were bold fellows in those days, and Indians were by no means noted for reckless courage.
For I do reckon we love as hard in the backwood country, as any people in the whole creation.
BACKWOODSMEN ... This word is commonly used as a term of reproach (and that, only in a familiar style,) to designate those people, who, being at a distance from the sea and entirely agricultural, are considered as either hostile or indifferent to the interests of the commercial states. [John Pickering, "A Vocabulary, or Collection of Words and Phrases Which Have Been Supposed to be Peculiar to the United States of America," Boston, 1816]