Back stream

a current running against the main current of a stream; an eddy.

See also: Back

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Now and then some cosmic disturbance will cause a rivulet of time to turn away from the main stream, to make connection back stream. When this happens, birds, soil, people caught in the branching tributary find themselves suddenly carried to the past.
Earlier this week the government sent pump trucks to the danger spots in an effort to prevent the breaching of the dams, which are now holding back streams in the two prefectures.
Perhaps you saw him fishing on the back streams of Worcester County, smoking his cigar or pipe to keep the black flies away, or driving the back roads of New England with Lucy and watching the wildlife that they both so loved.