- a barren, severely eroded region in SW South Dakota and NW Nebraska.
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Examples from the Web for bad lands
If you'd been along, that day in the Bad-lands, you'd know the kind of bluff he can put up.
It is a magnificent tract of bad-lands, very deeply eroded and carved, and highly picturesque.Our Vanishing Wild Life
William T. Hornaday
Behind him, entangled in the gullies of the bad-lands, were the fifteen best men of the mountain-desert.The Seventh Man
I supposed that sheep only lived on high mountains, or else in the very roughest kind of bad-lands.Jack in the Rockies
George Bird Grinnell
There's some things it's just as well they don't happen too frequent, and getting lost and afoot in the Bad-lands is one.
- a deeply eroded barren region of SW South Dakota and NW Nebraska