Barren Lands

Bar·ren Lands

or Bar·ren Grounds  (băr′ən)
A treeless, sparsely inhabited region of northern Canada northwest of Hudson Bay and east of the Mackenzie River basin.
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Barren Lands

pl n
(Placename) the Barren Lands a region of tundra in N Canada, extending westwards from Hudson Bay: sparsely inhabited, chiefly by Inuit. Also known as: the Barren Grounds
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He knew there were no seas or ships in the heart of the barren lands, just as he had known there was no cartridge in the empty rifle.
I have told them how the measure of leaving his own barren land, barren of peoples, and coming to a new land where life of man teems till they are like the multitude of standing corn, was the work of centuries.
She, the daughter of a petty baron, who boasted for all his domains but a ruinous tower, and an unproductive vineyard, and some few leagues of the barren Landes of Bourdeaux, her name was known wherever deeds of arms were done, known wider than that of many a lady's that had a county for a dowery.
We have no lack of barren lands which need to be transformed into greenery.
Noonari demanded to build dam in Thar for cultivation of hundreds of thousands barren lands and to implement Indus River accords of 1960 and accord of 1992 between Punjab and Sindh.
ISLAMABAD -- Balochistan government is taking interest in uplift of Irrigation Sector so that more and more barren lands could be irrigated in order to make the province self-sufficient in production of various types of food grains.
The Commissioner said the members of Lands Reforms Commission would soon visit Baltistan to meet stakeholders of barren lands and would listen their view-point before deciding about future of such lands.
They asked the provincial government that if it was not ready to pay them the market price of their lands then it should build the oil refinery on barren lands.
Barren land: A social worker Buzarg Syed on Saturday demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to construct small dams for irrigating barren lands in Lower Dir for its better utilization.
Punjab government is spending Rs 632 million on setting up of new hatcheries and nursery units to meet the growing demand of fish seed, besides the use of barren lands for fisheries purpose.
A history of Yellowknife says of Hjalmar Nelson that "it is doubtful whether any other man, living or dead, could know more about the mysteries of the Barren Lands of Northern Canada, than this Norwegian trapper" (Horan, 1947:34).