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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small town.

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  • n. A small, unimportant, place. (From the practice of steam locomotives stopping at small towns to take on water.)

Etymologies

So called because trains would stop there only to replenish water.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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