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  • proper n. A town in Kentucky.
  • proper n. A female given name derived from the place name, or a blend of the female name prefix La- + Tonia.


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  • Dad would take us to the aging River Downs facility in Cincinnati during the day and to the even more aging Latonia race track in Northern Kentucky at night.

    Don McNay: Keeneland: The Book

  • KING: At tiny Rosedale Baptist Church in Latonia, Kentucky, with the weekly prayers for the troops in Iraq come growing questions about the president who sent them there.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2006

  • Black girl names beginning with "La-", like Latoya, Latonya, Latonia, Latisha, and Latrice but no mention of Latrine, which obstetricians claim they have to talk vocabulary-challenged mothers out of periodically, after peaking in the 1980s have practically died out in this decade.

    Name Fads

  • Latonia and Shnikqua Simmons, thank you very much.

    CNN Transcript Nov 7, 2003

  • We got a statement also, Latonia, I want to read to you from the school supervisor.

    CNN Transcript Nov 7, 2003

  • So it was that before he had even reached Times Square, threading his way through the throng westward on Forty-second Street, he was accosted by a dapper white-faced person in a blue serge suit who murmured something, without preamble, concerning "the third race at Latonia," and a "sure thing," and "just around the corner."

    The Rope Dance

  • I followed his gaze to a group of variously garbed men and women who had just rounded the paddock, and who slowly bore down upon us as they drifted from stall to stall in a haphazard inspection of the great racing plant at Latonia.

    Blister Jones

  • He's favorite fur the Latonia 'n' there's mebby a hundred boobs in front of the stall rubberin 'at him.

    Blister Jones

  • I had found him in the blacksmith shop at Latonia, lazily observing the smith's efforts to unite Fan Tan and a set of new-made, blue-black racing-plates.

    Blister Jones

  • Our chairs were tipped against number 84 in the curving line of box-stalls at Latonia.

    Blister Jones


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