Its no proper for mere human being to be found in his condition out this far on the barrens, with no sign of how he came or why?
The ground we select is among the “barrens” before described.
I threw down a handful of apple-seeds near the entrance of the active hill on the barrens.
T' this the lad was listenin' like a caribou o' the barrens scentin' peril.
It was none other than the trail of a weasel, probably the long-tailed variety, although that is rare in the barrens.
Just half way across The barrens he has a house, which he calls ‘headquarters.’
In the barrens everywhere are paths that wind for miles in and out among the trees and along the edges of brooks and bogs.
There were only two settlements in The barrens, and depots were to be erected there.
In my portfolio were sketches and studies of the barrens, and in my heart were hopes.
After passing these barrens for more than a mile, we got sight of the Prairies.
c.1200, from Old French baraigne, baraing "sterile, barren" (12c.), perhaps originally brahain, of obscure derivation, perhaps from a Germanic language. In England, originally used of women, of land in France. Of land in English from late 14c. As a noun, mid-13c., "a barren woman;" later of land.
BARRENS. Elevated lands, or plains upon which grow small trees, but never timber. [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]
barren bar·ren (bār'ən)
Not producing offspring.
Incapable of producing offspring.
For a woman to be barren was accounted a severe punishment among the Jews (Gen. 16:2; 30:1-23; 1 Sam. 1:6, 27; Isa. 47:9; 49:21; Luke 1:25). Instances of barrenness are noticed (Gen. 11:30; 25:21; 29:31; Judg. 13:2, 3; Luke 1:7, 36).