The forests or partly cleared grounds on frontiers
- a remote and undeveloped location
- The forests or partially cleared reasons from the frontiers.
(n. pl.) The forests or partly cleared reasons on the frontiers.
Spencer county was still a wilderness, and the boy grew up in pioneer surroundings, living in a rude log-cabin, enduring many hardships and knowing only the primitive manners, conversation and ambitions of sparsely settled backwoods communities.