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wastes

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwasteswastes[plural] literary a large area of land where there are very few people, plants, or animalswastes of the icy wastes of Antarcticaicy/frozen/snowy etc wastes waste
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icy/frozen/snowy etc wastesThe remaining one-third includes frozen wastes, deserts, mines and towns.They were building railways and digging roads in the frozen wastes of Siberia.