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Badlands   /bˈædlˌændz/   Listen

Deeply eroded barren land.
An eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska.  Synonym: Bad Lands.

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"Badlands" Quotes from Famous Books

... experience, carries its own peculiar fauna, its animals are different from those of the formation above and from those in the formation below. Days and weeks he may spend in fruitless search following along the outcrop of the formation, through rugged badlands, along steep canyon walls, around isolated points or buttes, without finding more than a few fragments, but spurred on by vivid interest and the rainbow prospect of some new or rare find. Finally perhaps, after innumerable disappointments, a trail of fragments leads ...
— Dinosaurs - With Special Reference to the American Museum Collections • William Diller Matthew

... 1897 I was out for a Wolf hunt with the Eaton boys in the Badlands near Medora, N. D. We had a fine mixed pack of dogs, trailers, runners, and fighters. The runners were thoroughbred greyhounds, that could catch any four-foot on the plains except perhaps a buck Antelope; ...
— Wild Animals at Home • Ernest Thompson Seton

Words linked to "Badlands" :   Mount Rushmore State, ground, Coyote State, plural, geographic area, SD, geographical region, geographical area, Nebraska, South Dakota, plural form, land, ne, geographic region, soil, Cornhusker State

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