- back + veld (Wiktionary)
“A sixty-eight-year-old Cape Town retiree, driving with his wife on backveld roads in the Karoo, had stopped to look for fossils at a roadcut when he had a fatal heart attack.”
“Berlin, may be as brave as a lion, but he cannot stand in a rough-and-tumble against a backveld hunter, though more than double his age.”
“Indeed the danger was that the other side of my mind, which should be busy with the great problem, would get atrophied, and that I should soon be mentally on a par with the ordinary backveld desperado.”
“There, inspired by the lights and music — novel things for a backveld hunter — and no doubt bored stiff by his company, he had proceeded to get drunk.”
“You may build them like great castles, or they may be like a backveld tronk, only mud and corrugated iron, but there is always a key and a man who keeps it, and that man can be bested.”
“I had to keep my wits going all the time, and join the appearance and manners of a backveld Boer with the mentality of a British intelligence-officer.”
“It was funny to see Peter in a Turkish army-saddle, riding with the long Boer stirrup and the slouch of the backveld.”
“Who were these dissidents from the backveld to challenge the great prestige and authority of General Smuts, who had made his mark on the world stage during the war?”
“Smuts petulantly resigned without consulting his cabinet or caucus and went to the country to save it, he said, from Moscow and a backveld republic.”
“It was the commandos from the backveld who had proved the Government's main support during the period of martial law in January.”
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