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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BACK YARD

So I went round to the back yard and there was nobody in it.

On September 27 I found a blossom on the peach-tree in our back yard.

He marched to the door leading to the back yard and threw it open.

"I spend the heft of my daytimes out in the Back yard," he wrote.

Lute marched, and I marched with him as far as the back yard.

Go into the back yard, if you want to play marbles; it is Sunday.

"Yeh," said Arnold Hatch, one evening, when they were talking in the Pardee back yard.

An undertaking of such scope was too big to sequester in any man's back yard.

Billy sat on his stone in the back yard, his chin in his hand.

Then I would go home and write—oh, about the snow in our back yard!

WORD ORIGIN

also back-yard, 1650s (perhaps early 15c.), from back (adj.) + yard (n.1).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BACK YARD

garden

nouncultivated plants, flowers
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