from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A settlement away from the main settlement.


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  • Movement towards the interior was movement up the country (from as early as 1805) or into the back country; movement towards the settled districts was movement down the country or in: travelers came in from the bush as they can now come in to a station, though out, except in collocations like outdistrict, outfarm, outsettler, outsettlement, belongs to a later period.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 3


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