barrens

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  1. (noun) Plural form of barren.

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  1. It was a kind of land generally known in the West as "barrens" -- rolling upland, with very thin, unproductive soil. - A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln Condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham Lincoln: A History
  2. In these parts, the barrens were a mere strip; she could see the ice beyond them. - A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows
  3. Then the Air Force, realizing the barrens was a difficult part of the country to operate in and the planes quite largely avoided it before the war, and the distances were very great and as they were using mainly wheeled aircraft they had to drop their supplies, and fly seven hundred miles in and back and the 1,400 miles was quite a long flight. - Exercise Muskox
  4. Extensive "barrens" (i.e. bluestem prairies) were once maintained by fires set by Native Americans on rolling to flat parts of the Interior Plateau (71) and Mississippi Valley Loess Plains (74). - Ecoregions of Kentucky (EPA)
  5. Today, these areas are dominated by cropland and pastureland and the historic "barrens" are nearly extinct. - Ecoregions of Kentucky (EPA)

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