- a barren area in which soft rock strata are eroded into varied, fantastic forms.
Origin of badlands
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Examples from the Web for badlands
The Daily Beast found out with the help of nationally ranked competitive eater Eric ‘Badlands’ Booker.
Badlands ate, slowly at first; this was a casual snack after all, not a contest.
Rank be damned, 45-year-old Badlands still looks hungry to me, and manages to gobble 12 plates in all, with grace.
Badlands is has got to be pushing 300 pounds and is one of the few really hyperadiposic entrants.How to Stomach a Hot Dog Eating Contest
July 5, 2014
She received a life sentence for her part in a killing spree that inspired a Springsteen song and the movie Badlands.New Life Is Redemption for Caril Ann Fugate, Who Still Claims Innocence in Killings
June 27, 2012
Why, it's in the Badlands, over between the Blaubergs and the east coast.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
A State of unbounded plains and hills and Badlands—elbowroom.
The fighting of this day is known as the Battle of the Badlands.
The Badlands are probably the best known recreation area of the State.
But on the far rim of that section of badlands shone the green of a Warlockian sea rippling on to the only dimly seen horizon.Storm Over Warlock
- any deeply eroded barren area
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Word Origin and History for badlands
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