from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A region; a neighborhood.
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- n. A local neighbourhood or region.
- n. A place or field in which one is comfortable or with which one is familiar.
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- n. a surrounding or nearby region
From neck, narrow stretch of forest.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Agh, that perpetual shroud of coal dust that hung over this neck of the woods hit him.