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  • n. resident of a college town not affiliated with the college


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  • Friday night's ride was really rather interesting; I didn't want to take my bike just once around the block -- it's a bit of a production number -- so I just grabbed my old Townie, which is now Josie's bike.

    The New Homemaker

  • A Townie is a super-comfy, easy-to-ride bike that's completely adjustable to anyone's size.


  • Incidentally, Electra are well-known for their "Townie" bicycles, which feature that insanely relaxed "flat foot technology" geometry and are ideal for canine "portaging" or, if you're not from Portland, "schlepping":

    Archive 2010-08-01

  • Simply applying blanked statements aimed more at simply painting the works as "Townie" and "Catholic" shows a real lack of substance in your arguments.

    The Newfoundland Nationalist orthodoxy

  • Chris Kent with Burt was the winner of the 'Townie' division, with second place-getter Steve Farquharson and Max hot on their heels and and Linden Brackstone with Deagle coming third.

    NZ On Screen

  • The winner of the 'Townie' section was Mel Haier and Trigger and the best from the 'Country' section went to John Broughton and Mason.

    NZ On Screen

  • "Townie" comes most alive when Dubus writes about his father.

    "Townie," a memoir by Andre Dubus III

  • Judging from Andrew Dubus III's gritty memoir, "Townie," this interest extended, for him, well beyond his boyhood.

    Bareknuckle Beginnings

  • It takes many chapters for this book to work through its macho theme, but "Townie" is, at bottom, about what it means to become a mature man.

    Bareknuckle Beginnings

  • Howard Clark had recently become CEO of American Express and “Townie” as I, like everyone else, took to calling Townsend was too much the freewheeling iconoclastic Californian to work for someone he dismissively regarded as a “corporation man.”



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