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- n. Alternative form of kirk-town.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The village or hamlet in which the parish church is erected.
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He said never a word, but he turned his mule about, end for end, retraced some part of the way we had gone, and, striking into another path, led me to the mountain village, which was, as we say in Scotland, the kirkton of that thinly peopled district.