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Barren Grounds

plural noun
1.
a sparsely inhabited region of tundra in N Canada, especially in the area W of Hudson Bay.
Also called Barren Lands.
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  • How long should its followers lurk in the barren lands of the North?

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • But the Apaches had their warlords also, rider of barren lands.

    The Defiant Agents Andre Alice Norton
  • We'll hit north and spend the winter along the edge of the barren lands.

    The Country Beyond James Oliver Curwood
  • He's the fellow that went to the barren lands with a niblick.

    The Seven Darlings Gouverneur Morris
  • And he went to the barren lands, armed only with his niblick and a camera.

    The Seven Darlings Gouverneur Morris
  • You've been to the barren lands and all sorts of wild places.

    The Seven Darlings Gouverneur Morris
  • It chilled the heart to gaze on these barren lands of Labrador.

  • It suited English policy that even, the barren lands of Snowdon should be divided.

  • These flocks always return from the barren lands in the far north by the same road, and cross rivers by the same fords.

  • Here they made a precarious living on "barren lands" where they were in constant danger from the Indians.

    Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
British Dictionary definitions for barren lands

Barren Lands

plural noun
1.
the Barren Lands, a region of tundra in N Canada, extending westwards from Hudson Bay: sparsely inhabited, chiefly by Inuit Also known as the Barren Grounds
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