from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An independent city of southwest Virginia west-southwest of Richmond on the Roanoke River. Once known as Big Lick after a nearby salt lick, it was renamed with the coming of the railroad in 1881.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of shell-money formerly used by the Indians in New England and Virginia. See the quotation, and compare peag.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a city in southwestern Virginia


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