Bad Lands

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Barren land typically having rough, deeply eroded terrain.


also Bad Lands  (băd′lăndz′)
A heavily eroded arid region of southwest South Dakota and northwest Nebraska. It is known for its colorful rock formations and prehistoric fossils.
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Bad Lands

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(Placename) a deeply eroded barren region of SW South Dakota and NW Nebraska
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Noun1.Bad Lands - an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern NebraskaBad Lands - an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
Cornhusker State, Nebraska, NE - a midwestern state on the Great Plains
Coyote State, Mount Rushmore State, SD, South Dakota - a state in north central United States
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References in classic literature ?
I had escaped from the curious depression that hangs over little towns, and my mind was full of pleasant things; trips I meant to take with the Cuzak boys, in the Bad Lands and up on the Stinking Water.
I was with the Philadelphia Institute expedition in the Bad Lands under Professor Cope, hunting mastodon bones, and I overheard him say, his own self, that any plantigrade circumflex vertebrate bacterium that hadn't wings and was uncertain was a reptile.
Les mauvaises term a traverser, they called it--"bad lands to traverse."
Bad lands on screen For this big screen misadventure directed by Elliot Hegarty, Alfie takes his class of misfits on a trip to Cornwall.
In addition, in 2013 he wrote a book called "Bad Lands" which took him to conflict-ridden countries, including Palestine, Zimbabwe and Pakistan.
Tony Wheeler's Dark Lands stems from a prior book, Bad Lands, in which he detailed his journeys to world trouble sports and listed the additional countries he never got to.
In 1928, the Sternbergs presented at the Grand Theatre a public lecture and film on "Hunting Dinosaurs in the Bad Lands of Alberta." (5) Sometime in the late 1920s, John Kanerva who later was to become famous for his dinosaur sculptures--saw the film The Lost World, an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 adventure novel about dinosaurs that survived into the twentieth century.