Back blocks


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Australian pastoral country which is remote from the seacoast or from a river.
Australian pastoral country which is remote from the seacoast or from a river.

See also: Back, Block

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By the Blue Gums of the Back Blocks," snorted the troop-horse, "do you mean to say that you aren't taught to be bridle-wise in your business?
You have to wrestle past the jacket, the seatbelt, and worst of all, the seat back blocks your elbow.
This strategy will include buying back blocks of restricted and free trading stock held by former affiliates, as well as buying back shares in the open market.
Hughes will join forces with Warner in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Hobart later this week, a year after cricket's version of trading places left one in the game's back blocks.
Kirklees Council's countryside officer Simon Pedley said: "Gorse is an important habitat and we're cutting back blocks on a seven year rotation to improve the structure of the scrub for wildlife.
Tight End or Running Back blocks the Third defender Onside on or off the LOS.
Meanwhile, along the 90-mile coast, emergency workers continue to retrieve bodies on land, stretching back blocks from beaches.
The back blocks are bored to attach a screw into the rear leg for added strength.
Smith himself couldn't properly describe how he inherited this uncanny eye-but this extraordinary trait was the cornerstone of a career which took him from squalor in the back blocks of New South Wales to millionaires' row in Sydney.
Newhall Land intends to concentrate on its corporate campaign to buy back blocks of its own stock, which company officials believe is undervalued and thus a good investment.
In gap protection, where the offensive lineman all work in the same direction and a running back blocks opposite, all the gaps are filled by blockers.