2. Adjective. Rustic, unsophisticated, countrified. ¹
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Definition of Backwood
1. uncouth [adj] - See also: uncouth
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Literary usage of Backwood
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1. An Alabama Student and Other Biographical Essays by William Osler (1908)
"A backwood PHYSIOLOGIST COME with me for a few moments on a lovely June day in 1822, to what were then far-off northern wilds, to the Island of ..."
2. A Practical Treatise on Metallurgy: Adapted from the Last German Edition of by Sir William Crookes, Bruno Kerl, Ernst Otto Röhring (1868)
"When well conducted, the process gives a good yield of lead, and costs little for fuel and labour. The backwood hearth :* formerly in Missouri lead was ..."
3. Six Years in the Bush: Or, Extracts from the Journal of a Settler in Upper by Thomas Need (1838)
"... Saw-Mill —Rise and Progress of a backwood Settlement—Bush Fever—Profits of the Mill—Hazardous encounter of a Young Sportsman with a Deer in the Water. ..."