backwoods

Part of speech: noun

BACKWOODSMAN.

Part of speech: noun

Wild, sparsely settled districts.

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Usage examples "backwoods":

  1. Some couldn't read or write and one was straight out of the Kentucky backwoods. - "The Biography of a Rabbit", Roy Benson, Jr..
  2. An old feller from the backwoods somewheres- good deal like me, he was, and just about as green- was pictured standin' along with his city nephew in the gallery of the Exchange. - "Cap'n Warren's Wards", Joseph C. Lincoln.
  3. I was about to observe that, wherever he may be- whether in the backwoods of America, or digging for gold in California, or wandering about the United Kingdom- there is little fear that he will quit his place of safety to dare the dangerous ground of West Lynne. - "East Lynne", Mrs. Henry Wood.