backblock
noun Date: 1870 Australian & New Zealand boondocks 2 — usually used in plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • C. J. Dennis — C. J. Dennis, taken during the 1890s. Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis, better known as C. J. Dennis, (7 September 1876 22 June 1938) was an Australian poet known for his humorous poems, especially The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke ,… …   Wikipedia

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  • C.J. Dennis — C. J. Dennis dans les années 1890. Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis, plus connu sous le nom de C.J. Dennis, (7 septembre 1876 22 juin 1938) était un poète australien célèbre pour ses poèmes humoristiques, en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dennis — Dẹnnis,   1) Clarence Michael James, australischer Schriftsteller, * Auburn (South Australia) 7. 9. 1876, ✝ Melbourne 22. 6. 1938; Journalist; sein literarischer Ruhm beruht auf seinen humoristisch satirischen Verserzählungen, in denen er… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • backblocks — /ˈbækblɒks / (say bakbloks) plural noun 1. remote, sparsely inhabited inland country, behind the blocks close to permanent water. 2. Colloquial the outer suburbs of a city. –backblock, adjective –backblocker, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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