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Bad Lands

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plural noun
  1. a barren, severely eroded region in SW South Dakota and NW Nebraska.
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Historical Examples

  • If you'd been along, that day in the Bad-lands, you'd know the kind of bluff he can put up.

    The Happy Family

    Bertha Muzzy Bower

  • 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.

  • 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.

    The Happy Family

    Bertha Muzzy Bower


British Dictionary definitions for bad lands

Bad Lands

pl n
  1. a deeply eroded barren region of SW South Dakota and NW Nebraska
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