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the backwoods

noun [plural] uk   /ˈbæk.wʊdz/ us  
a place in the countryside that is a long way from any town and in which not many people live: They spent their childhood in the backwoods.
Translations of “the backwoods”
in Chinese (Traditional) 邊遠落後地區…
in Chinese (Simplified) 边远落后地区…
(Definition of the backwoods from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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