Definitions starting with T

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town

[OED, a (small) group or cluster of dwellings or buildings, now dialect; Brit. dial. North town the people of a farm EDD] n. the section of a settlement inhabited by a particular extended family: 1979 (Williams 23). Joshua Town is all of this; Burnside Town going toward the creek (Fox Hill).

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2011-09-09 03:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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