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bean town

  • noun state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
    Boston; Hub of the Universe; Beantown; capital of Massachusetts.
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boom town

  • noun a town enjoying sudden prosperity
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cape town

  • noun port city in southwestern South Africa; the seat of the legislative branch of the government of South Africa
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County town

  • noun the town or city that is the seat of government for a shire
    county town.
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  • the town of a county, where the county business is transacted; a shire town.
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cow town

  • noun a small town in a cattle-raising area of western North America
    cowtown.
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cross-town

  • adjective satellite going or extending across a town or city
    crosstown.
    • the crosstown bus
    • crosstown traffic
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down town

  • noun the center of a city
    municipal center; civic center.
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Free city, ∨ Free town

  • a city or town independent in its government and franchises, as formerly those of the Hanseatic league.
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george town

  • noun the capital of the Cayman Islands
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ghost town

  • noun a deserted settlement (especially in western United States)
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Hanse towns

  • (Hist.), certain commercial cities in Germany which associated themselves for the protection and enlarging of their commerce. The confederacy, called also Hansa and Hanseatic league, held its first diet in 1260, and was maintained for nearly four hundred years. At one time the league comprised eighty-five cities. Its remnants, Lübeck, Hamburg, and Bremen, are free cities, and are still frequently called Hanse towns.
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ithiel town

  • noun United States architect who was noted for his design and construction of truss bridges (1784-1844)
    Town.
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man-about-town

  • noun a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
    Corinthian; playboy.
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Market town

  • noun a (usually small) town where a public market is held at stated times
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  • a town that has the privilege of a stated public market.
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new town

  • noun a planned urban community created in a rural or undeveloped area and designed to be self-sufficient with its own housing and education and commerce and recreation
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out-of-town

  • adjective satellite happening in or being of another town or city
    • an out-of-town tryout
    • an out-of-town school
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Post town

  • . (a) A town in which post horses are kept . (b) A town in which a post office is established by law.
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Shire town

  • noun the town or city that is the seat of government for a shire
    county town.
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  • the capital town of a county; a county town.
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skip town

  • verb disappear without notifying anyone (idiom)
    take a powder.
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small town

  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    settlement; village.
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talk of the town

  • noun idle gossip or rumor
    talk.
    • there has been talk about you lately
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Town clerk

  • noun the official who keeps a town's records
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  • an office who keeps the records of a town, and enters its official proceedings. See Clerk.
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Town cress

  • (Bot.), the garden cress, or peppergrass. Dr. Prior.
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town crier

  • noun (formerly) an official who made public announcements
    crier.
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town gas

  • noun coal gas manufactured for domestic and industrial use
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town hall

  • noun a government building that houses administrative offices of a town government
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Town house

  • noun a house that is one of a row of identical houses situated side by side and sharing common walls
    row house.
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  • . (a) A house in town, in distinction from a house in the country. (b) See Townhouse.
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Town meeting

  • noun government of a town by an assembly of the qualified voters
  • noun a meeting of the inhabitants of a town
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  • a legal meeting of the inhabitants of a town entitled to vote, for the transaction of public bisiness. U.S.
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town planning

  • noun determining and drawing up plans for the future physical arrangement and condition of a community
    urban planning; city planning.
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Town talk

  • the common talk of a place; the subject or topic of common conversation.
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town-crier

Town"-cri`er noun
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  1. A town officer who makes proclamations to the people; the public crier of a town.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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