Synonyms for badlands

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Why, it's in the Badlands, over between the Blaubergs and the east coast.

A State of unbounded plains and hills and Badlands—elbowroom.

The fighting of this day is known as the Battle of the Badlands.

The Badlands are probably the best known recreation area of the State.

But on the far rim of that section of badlands shone the green of a Warlockian sea rippling on to the only dimly seen horizon.

Barathrum was closer to the scene of the worst outlaw depredations than the Badlands, not more than an hour at Mach Two.

This river will become as classic hunting ground for reptile remains as the Badlands of South Dakota are for mammals.

As the highway descends into the Badlands, it twists through ravines and valleys.

All have had to cross their Badlands, ride roughshod above the timberline or grab for cover to avoid a ricochet.

Guided by three Indians from this village we came to another of the same size but hidden among ravines and badlands.

WORD ORIGIN

"arid, highly eroded regions of the western U.S.," 1852, from bad + land (n.). Applied to urban districts of crime and vice since 1892 (originally with reference to Chicago).

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nounexpanse of salt remains
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