American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of central Mali near the Niger River northeast of Bamako. Founded in the 11th century by the Tuareg, it became a major trading center (primarily for gold and salt) by the 14th century. Timbuktu was sacked in 1593 by invaders from Morocco and fell to the French in 1894. Population: 32,400.
- n. a city in central Mali near the Niger river; formerly famous for its gold trade
“Once we arrived at our new campground today (somewhere in Timbuktu, Pennsylvania), he took a cool shower and I made him a nice cool spot on the bed with a fan to his side.”
“This is a collection of 206 19th century manuscripts from the Bibliothèque Commémorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali.”
“Timbuktu is still isolated, and Mali is one of the world's poorest countries.”
“All three of the firms - each with varying levels of involvement - have said they don't care if the property is in Timbuktu, as long as the reporting rules are maintained its none of their business.”
“We could be playing in Timbuktu, and the pressure would be there.”
“You didn’t actively avoid robbing a bank in Timbuktu this morning by not deciding to flythere.”
“For those of you in Timbuktu) The ridge of this mountain in central Mexico creates the illlusion of guess what?”
“When I said it was mine, she told me she was writing a play called Timbuktu or Bust about two strippers who inherit a motel in desert and interviewed me about burlesque.”
“At its height, more than 100,000 people called Timbuktu home.”
“I was away from home, for the first time, and everything was just as foreign as if the base were in Timbuktu.”
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Fictional places that, somehow, everyone has heard of anyway.
Real places that have taken on the veneer of myth.
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These are all names of real places. The focus is on towns, mountains, rivers etc. but I will consider streets. Streets are even wackier so if there's enough good'uns ... yep, another list :-)
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