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- n. a town that has a traditional right to hold a regular market
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a town that has the privilege of a stated public market.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A town in which markets are held, by privilege, at stated times.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a (usually small) town where a public market is held at stated times
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Thence 6 miles to Blandford, thence 18 to Salsebury and 8 mile to Newtontony which stands in ye midst of ye downs 8 mile from Andover a market town in Hampshire and ye roade to London.
By midday, we had passed through the hills at the southern end of the Malverns and reached a market town called Ledbury, where we paused at an inn for a brief meal.
Maidstone town is a very neate market town as you shall see in the Country, its buildings are mostly of timber worke, the streetes are Large.
Thence we came to Bankwell a pretty neate market town 2 mile; it Stands on a hill, yet you descend a vast hill to it wch you would thinke impossible to go down, and we was forced to fetch a Great Compass, and by reason of ye steepness and hazard of ye wayes if you take a wrong Way there is no passing.
A little further along the quiet roadside on my route to our market town of Diss is a trio of such magnificence they are almost a shrine to me.
Rotheram is a good market town well built all of stone.
No one in the thriving little market town of Boarbridge noticed any aeroplane in the vicinity during the morning.
From Knarsborough we went to Rippon a pretty Little market town mostly built of Stone, 8 mile, a Large Market place with a high Cross of severall Stepps; we were there the Market day where provisions are very plentifull and Cheape.
A handsome young man in dirty white running-vest and shorts paused for a moment at the crossroads of a little market town in the south-west of England and then trotted on past the obelisk which commemorated the end of the Boer War.