Backwater sentence example
Meshra-er-Rek, the chief station and trading centre of the first European visitors to the country, is on a backwater south of this lake.
Until recently, Estonia was considered an economic backwater.
There are many rapids, caused by reefs of rock running across the bed, or by a sudden fall of from one to several feet, which produce very rough water below the swift glide; but the most dangerous places for navigation are where a point juts out into the stream, and the current, thrown back, causes a violent double backwater.
During the occupation, the Island remained a rural backwater.
The evidence suggests that the EU is set to become an economic backwater.Advertisement
However, don't be mistaken for thinking that it is a sleepy backwater - far from it.
Nowadays it is a tranquil backwater offering fine views of the river.
The location is switched from a provincial backwater of Imperial Russia to a far-flung outpost of the British Empire, Trinidad.
The house, situated in a quiet backwater of the village, two hundred yards from the river Lot.
Ireland was once a rural backwater on the edge of Europe.Advertisement
Nearly 170 years ago the normally peaceful backwater of South West Wales was rocked by a series of disturbances.
In a quiet country backwater, something evil is afoot.
The river meanders for 45km through the lowlands forming ox-bow lakes, backwater swamps and natural levees which are used for small agricultural plots.
And then, into this becalmed, benighted backwater come too lippy young Muscovites on the make.
The Spanish considered Belize a backwater suitable only for cutting logwood to be used for dye.Advertisement
No wonder this town's remained such a backwater - the shipping hub of Port Hedland is almost 400 miles away through desert scrubland.
A long waterline gives the Horizon excellent directional stability but is still nimble enough for inland trips around backwater creeks.
No wonder this town 's remained such a backwater - the shipping hub of Port Hedland is almost 400 miles away through desert scrubland.
It's a backwater AOC in France but don't stick one's Gallic nose up at the region, there are good-value wines to be found and this Rosè from Mas Grand Plagniol is one of them, blended from Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault.
Unfortunately for Jill, Rex' ex-cellmate hired a waitress from a backwater who bore some resemblance to Katherine and helped her to take over Katherine's life.Advertisement
Abrams Star Trek film, a nod was made to Enterprise when Scotty revealed he was assigned to the backwater station after transporting Admiral Archer's favorite beagle somewhere into the ether.
Here it broadens into Lake Ibrahim (Kioga) (in reality a vast backwater of the Nile discovered by Colonel Chaille Long in 1874), and continues navigable (save for sudd obstacles at times) right through Lake Ibrahim and thence northwards for loo m.
This backwater, where it meets and checks the current of the Arkansas, occasions the precipitation of enormous alluvial deposits, and vast quantities of snags.
Mopti is at the junction of the main stream with a large right-hand backwater or tributary, the Bani or Mabel Balevel, on which is situated the important town of Jenne.