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  • n. Often used to refer to a place moderately far away. It generally is used in place of a city or town name when that name is unknown or cannot be recalled.
  • n. A placeholder for a fictitious municipality in sample documents or hypothetical situations. (This usage is similar to the way John Doe is sometimes used as a placeholder for the name of a person.)


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  • No skin off GM's ass if Joe Smith Chevrolet goes belly-up off in East Overshoe, Maine.

    Somebody make me smart (Economics 101 Division)

  • One of the unsung joys of the self-employed architect's life is the occasional need to visit a job site in East Overshoe, Maine on a snowy day in February.

    Sometimes affluence sucks

  • I couldn't answer her question either, but the fictitious town of East Overshoe sounded very exotic.

    7/12/03 Columbia County, NY (28

  • There is a place for Stanford, a place for Notre Dame, a place for Oklahoma State, a place for East Overshoe.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • He says he has to keep it going in case the town intersection has a problem, but then I said 'if there's a problem with the streetlight and the horn goes off, how is some guy from East Overshoe gonna know what to do?'"

    7/12/03 Columbia County, NY (28


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