bush·​land | \ˈbu̇sh-ˌland \

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Planters pay for all their own supplies: tent, shovel, sleeping bag, and travel to the remote bushlands where the camps are located. Luc Forsyth, National Geographic, "For Cash and Pride, Replanting Canada's Forests by the Millions," 8 June 2018 See the beautiful coastline with jagged sandstone cliffs and golden beaches and virtually untouched natural bushland overlooking the world famous Sydney Harbour. Stuart Rigg, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Australia," 5 Oct. 2016 Police footage filmed with an infrared helicopter camera recently captured two kangaroos fighting in the bushland of Victoria, Australia. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Mystery solved after an odd string of 'kangaroo' sightings down under in Texas | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 5 May 2018 In 1974, Australian arachnologist Barbara York Main included Number 16 in a study of how trapdoor spiders live in native bushland to learn about their sedentary nature and low metabolisms. Leanda Mason, National Geographic, "World’s Oldest Known Spider Dies at 43, With Lesson for Us," 30 Apr. 2018 Max, a 17-year-old Blue Heeler from Queensland, Australia, is being praised after spending more than 15 hours in rugged bushland in the rain with a lost three-year-old girl. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Dog stays with lost 3-year-old girl overnight, leads rescuers to her," 22 Apr. 2018 Perhaps 45m animals were killed in Queensland’s bushland bulldozing between 2015 and 2016. The Economist, "Felled trees and muddy watersQueensland is one of the world’s worst places for deforestation," 24 Feb. 2018 The biggest transformation, however, is in Mrs. Hester Appleyard, the English headmistress of the girls' boarding college isolated in Australian bushland. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Picnic at Hanging Rock': TV Review | Berlin 2018," 20 Feb. 2018 An Australian police helicopter caught a pair of uber-competitive kangaroos on camera duking it out in the middle of the night in the bushland. David Caraccio, sacbee, "Watch two Kangaroos duke it out in middle-of-the-night brawl," 18 Oct. 2017

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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