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backwater

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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Now, as any crime reader knows, the last place you go when you want to get away from things is a quiet country backwater, because that's where all the really grisly crime happens.
Once upon a time in the charming backwater village of Ripplebrook in the Kingdom of Melinower, the Sorceress Amanda turned Prince Hal into a frog for daring to break into her castle.
Army Corps of Engineers (COE), a chute was reopened through the LHBCA to form an island, sloughs, and backwater areas during the summer of 2004.
Her descriptions of River Lake, Oscar and New Roads, and the backwater plantations of Louisiana resonate with Creole, Cajun and black culture; and she deftly illustrates how this environment impacted Gaines: ".
Botanists often have linked the two trends, suggesting that flowering plants claimed the ferns' resources and relegated ferns to an evolutionary backwater.
At file turn of the nineteenth century, ballet as a serious art form had virtually died in Europe except in Russia and in the then-cultural backwater of Denmark.
IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, THE Eastern elite considered Chicago a cultural backwater, a "crude, upstart, pork-packing city," in the words of one New York editor, with a vulgar populace and a foul, rotting stench rising from the stockyards.
The balance sheet used to be the backwater of financial statement fraud.
Such a high-culture watermark was once limited to Mexico City; where residents are extremely proud of their government-funded cultural institutions and have long considered Tijuana a vulgar backwater.
We've become accustomed to reading about human rights abuses in remote, backwater prisons, across oceans and continents.
If everything goes as scheduled, over the next five years an estimated $8 billion in salmon exports will flow from this sparsely populated backwater.
In particular we have a widening range of urea-free dyes, and urea-flee di-sulpho, tetra-sulpho and hexa-sulpho optical brightening agents that enable customers to control the nitrogen content of their backwater and effluent.
Conservation of riparian zones is important to allow for natural flooding patterns, channel changes, nutrient sources, buffering from sediment and pollutants, and side channels and backwater habitats for larvae and juvenile fish.
Safley brilliantly deploys the memoir as a bi-focal lens, both to ferret out the individuality of a quintessentially bourgeois merchant, yet also to reflect on shifting demography, fluctuating economy, hardening confessional rivalry, and social stratification in Augsburg as it shrank from the once-glittering Renaissance center to a bourgeois backwater.
He's banking that Carmelo, a sleepy backwater best known as a contraband center during the Spanish colonial period, will become a hot vacation destination for big spenders.