from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A village of which the chief industry is farming.
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Each of these units stood in the middle of a wooded park some five miles square; no unit was much more or less than twenty miles from its nearest neighbor, and the land between was the uniform golden-brown of ripening grain, crisscrossed with the threads of irrigation canals and dotted here and there with sturdy farm-village buildings and tall, stacklike granaries.
Which would be better for a young man, just starting in life with a young wife, -- to go to a distant farmhouse to found his home, or to settle in a well-ordered farm-village under substantially the conditions described above?
Walt Whitman was born at the farm-village of West Hills, Long Island, in the State of New York, and about thirty miles distant from the capital, on the 31st of May 1819.