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The cleansing and clearing a harbour by back-water, or otherwise.

They had reached the counter current—the back-water—and were satisfied.

The last rip of the tide is through the Straits of Carquinez into the back-water of Suisun.

There could never be any life equal to the old life, in the back-water into which she had drifted.

He'll swamp you with cracked ice and back-water if you don't get out of the way.

With a desperate masterfulness he swept her from their back-water solitude out into the full current.

The brush grew high around the pond formed by the back-water and made a perfect shelter.

I could now find vent for my “back-water,” since the empty cask would serve for that, in one case as well as the other.

This back-water is a dangerous place to break down in, as the men on the Road know well.

From there he drifted to the old "Amberson Block," but this was fallen into a back-water; business had stagnated here.

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