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A place that is extremely remote and/or isolated, such that it is removed from the reach and influence of the outside world and thus is often regarded as socially stagnant or backward. He grew up in a bit of a backwater, so his manners aren't exactly refined.
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Go on beyond the door, you find yourself in an open courtyard on the backwaters.
Having set free from the jetty, the boathouse moved at a steady pace, giving ample time to click the backwaters and the daily life on its shores.
There's little doubt that this year (like every year) the fish will gang up at the mouths of creeks at the first sign of cool weather, but several quickly-spaced cold snaps can send them running back toward the warmth of deep backwater holes.
The Living Waterways project, which is a collaboration between the Environment Agency and Durham Wildlife Trust, has been granted pounds 19,000 funding by the Local Environmental Action Fund through the Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, to create a backwater pond on the River Don in West Boldon in South Tyneside.
The locals here turned up in large numbers to support the fervour and hard work of their favourite teams, as the rowers rolled their exquisitely crafted snake boats into the backwaters for the training session.
Let''s hope other cruise lines don''t follow suit and we end up the shipping backwater we were pre-1715.
Known as the ATVs of outboards, mud motors are engineered to propel waterfowlers and loads of gear through just about any weed-infested backwater swamp or stump-choked shallows to get to ducks and geese.
The Backwaters have long had a few hotels, more popular with canny Indians than Europeans, but lately new initiatives targeted at the luxury traveller have come on the market - and what a difference they make.
There, you can enjoy an overnight in historic and atmospheric Fort Cochin - possibly at Brunton Boatyard hotel - with its Jewish Quarter, palace and frenetic river traffic - before travelling south for an hour-and- a-half into the Backwaters via Alleppey.
There you can enjoy an overnight in historic and atmospheric Fort Cochin, possibly at Brunton Boatyard hotel with its Jewish Quarter, palace and frenetic river traffic before travelling south for an hour and a half into the Backwaters via Alleppey.
Strum's HENRY KNOX: WASHINGTON'S ARTILLERYMAN (1595560130) tells of a young Boston bookseller with no war experience who offers his services to the new American rebel army and plays a key role in the battle plans, Jim Gallagher's DANIEL MORGAN: FIGHTING FRONTIERSMAN (1595560155) surveys a leader whose strategies won key victories throughout the colonies, Scott Kaufman's FRANCIS MARION: SWAMP FOX OF SOUTH CAROLINA (1595560148) tells of a hero who emerges from the backwaters of South Carolina to turn the British tide of victory to defeat; and Karl Crannell's JOHN STARK: LIVE FREE OR DIE (1595560165) tells of an experienced soldier whose men not only succeeded in the Battle of Bunker Hill, but more importantly crippled British soldiers at the Battle of Bennington.
This brief monograph takes a hard look at the phenomenon of middle schools (housing grades 5-8 or 6-8), arguing that an infatuation with student personal development and "socialization" has transformed these institutions into academic backwaters.
California in general, and Southern California in particular, are hardly the backwaters that they might have been a century ago.
With this question Nathanael dismisses Philip's excitement about the new rabbi from the backwaters of Galilee.
SHANE "Shaky" Byrne is relishing being back in the big-time after two years in the MotoGP backwaters.