backblocks

backblocks
1. разг. бывалый человек
2. местность, удалённая от путей сообщения; глубинка, глушь, дальние скотоводческие земли 3. трущобы

Australia and New Zealand. English-Russian dictionary of regional studies. 2014.

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  • backblocks — /bak bloks /, n. (used with a pl. v.) Australian. the outback: They live in the backblocks. [1870 75; BACK1 + BLOCK + S3] * * * …   Universalium

  • backblocks — n. outback, unsettled remote place (especially in Australia) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • backblocks — plural noun Austral./NZ land in the remote and sparsely inhabited interior …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • backblocks — n.pl. Austral. & NZ land in the remote and sparsely inhabited interior …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whangamomona — The Whangamomona coord|39|8.6|S|174|44.2|E|region:NZ type:city(40)|display=title township was established in 1895 and is located on the State Highway 43 (Lost World Highway) between Taumarunui and Stratford, and on the picturesque Stratford… …   Wikipedia

  • backblock — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun Australia : remote or sparsely settled country especially far from a river or seacoast usually used in plural he lived in the backblocks of Queensland the difficulties of a backblocks sheep farmer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kimball Bent — (b. 24 August 1837, Eastport, Maine d. 1916, New Zealand), also known as Kimble Bent , was a soldier and adventurer.At some stage Kimball Bent made his way to Liverpool, England and on 18 October 1859 enlisted in the 57th (West Middlesex)… …   Wikipedia

  • Boondocks — The boondocks is a remote, usually brushy rural areaWilliams, Edwin B. (general editor). The Scribner Bantam English Dictionary, Revised Edition , Bantam Books, September 1991, 1078 pages (from page 105), ISBN 0553264966] ; or a term for a remote …   Wikipedia

  • William Lyne — Sir William John Lyne KCMG (6 April 1844 3 August 1913), Australian politician, was Premier of New South Wales and a member of the first federal ministry. Early lifeLyne was born at Apslawn, Tasmania. He was the eldest son of John Lyne, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Gaffer (boss) — In colloquial British English gaffer means a foreman, and is used as a synonym for boss . In the UK the term is commonly used to refer to sports coaches (football, rugby, etc).The term is also sometimes used colloquially to refer to an old man,… …   Wikipedia


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