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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Backwater.
 
(1) Water at the lower end of a millrace to check the speed of the wheel. (2) A current of water from the inland, which clears off the deposit of sand and silt left by the action of the sea; as the Backwater of Weymouth.   1
 


 Backward Blessing (Muttering a).Bacon. 

 
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