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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BACK, n.4 (See quot.)Ork. 1920 J. Firth Reminisc. Ork. Par. (1922) 8–9:
The only division between all these animals and the but-end or kitchen was the “back” — a low, crow-stepped wall about eighteen inches thick, and not more than four or five feet high at the highest point.

[Cf. Bauk,2 n., 2, a boundary.]

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