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(Encyclopedia) Back, river, c.600 mi (970 km) long, rising in lakes, Northwest Territories, Canada, and flowing northeast through Nunavut across the tundra to Chantry Inlet. Numerous…

Back, Sir George

(Encyclopedia) Back, Sir George, 1796–1878, British explorer in N Canada. He accompanied Sir John Franklin on arctic expeditions in 1818, 1819–22, and 1824–27. On an expedition (1833–35…

No Looking Back

Director/Writer:Edward J. BurnsDirector of Photography:Frank PrinziEditor:Susan GraefMusic:Joe DeliaProduction Designer:Therese DePrezProducers:Edward J. Burns, Ted Hope and Michael…

Back On Top

Two decades and five head coaches after its last NCAA title, UCLA finally wins its first championship of the post-Wooden era.—Gene Wojciechowski They came. They saw. They resigned. That's…

Back to Basics

The old-timers, once again, make for the best television. Law & Order, network television's longest-running drama, continues to boast intelligent scripts, compelling storylines and engaging…

Brewer's: Back and Edge

Entirely, heartily, tooth and nail, with might and main. The reference is to a wedge driven home to split wood. “They were working back and edge for me.” —Boldrewood: Robbery under Arms…

Brewer's: Back

(To) To support with money, influence, or encouragement: as to “back a friend.” A commercial term meaning to endorse. When a merchant backs or endorses a bill, he guarantees its value.…

The Devil's Dictionary: Back

by Ambrose Bierce BACCHUSBACKBITEBACK -n. That part of your friend which it is your privilege to contemplate in your adversity.

The Clock Will Not Be Turned Back

by Roy Wilkins As executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Roy Wilkins addressed the Commonwealth Club of California five weeks after…

Back to School by the Numbers

From the U.S. Census Bureau Related Links School Enrollment and Educational Attainment Elementary and High School Education Higher Education     Back-to-School Shopping $8.…