Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A town which is a borough.

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Examples

  • Let a stranger be introduced, for the first time, to an election, let him be shown a multitude of men reeling about the streets of a borough-town, fighting within an inch of their lives, smashing windows at the Black Bear, or where

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 341, November 15, 1828

  • Why, man, though I gave her a wipe with my hanger in the heat of the matter, and cut her arm, and though she was so long after in trouble about it up at your borough-town there, der deyvil! old Meg was as true as steel.

    Chapter XXXIV

  • The cavalcade of horsemen on their road to the little borough-town were preceded by Niel Blane, the town-piper, mounted on his white galloway, armed with his dirk and broadsword, and bearing a chanter streaming with as many ribbons as would deck out six country belles for a fair or preaching.

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • If you go on, you fall into their hands -- if you turn back towards the borough-town, you are in no less danger from

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • Send down to the borough-town for what meal you can gather.

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • Why, man, though I gave her a wipe with my hanger in the heat of the matter, and cut her arm, and though she was so long after in trouble about it up at your borough-town there, der deyvil! old Meg was as true as steel. '

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • Did we ever want to send for tea or brandy frae the borough-town when Dirk Hatteraick used to come quietly into the bay? '

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • Did we ever want to send for tea or brandy frae the borough-town when

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • Why, man, though I gave her a wipe with my hanger in the heat of the matter, and cut her arm, and though she was so long after in trouble about it up at your borough-town there, der deyvil! old

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • St. Ives is a borough-town, governed by a mayor, 12 capital and

    A tour through the island of Great Britain : divided into circuits or journies ...

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