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  • n. Plural form of outskirt.; the edges or areas around a city or town.

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  • n. outlying areas (as of a city or town)


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  • Hola, No I will be in SMA Nov. 1&2 then work my way down the gulf coast to Villahermosa, Teapa, Simo and then San Cristobal, I would like to find a hotel in SC with secure parking, it does not have to be downtown, on the outskirts is OK.

    Any Chiapas backroad driving experts?

  • In some cities prices are spiking to new records: The average price per square meter for an apartment along Beijing's Fourth Ring Road, on the city's outskirts, is about 34,000 yuan (nearly $5,100), according to city government statistics.

    China Curbs Lending To Cool Housing Market

  • On the outskirts is a Sunni community, and it is surrounded by Sunni towns.

    CNN Transcript Oct 18, 2006

  • "And so we bid a fond farewell to Hellspore, " said Palma as their landtruck rattled through the ragtag outskirts of town.

    Galaxy Jane

  • On the outskirts was a sign that said, with evident civic pride, that the current population was the same as the date Wickstaff had been founded: 1897.


  • On the outskirts was a light brash which steadily gave place to a heavier variety, composed of larger and more angular fragments.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

  • Straggling upon the outskirts were the thatched huts of natives, picturesque in their primeval savagery, harmonizing with the background of tropical jungle and accentuating the squalid hideousness of the white man's pioneer architecture.

    The Son of Tarzan

  • In the outskirts are the native grass huts almost buried in the shades of the forest.

    Battles and Victories of Allen Allensworth, A. M., Ph. D., Lieutenant-Colonel, Retired, U. S. Army

  • There she arrived in the year 1852, and took up her lodgings with an Irish widow, who was living in a little cottage in what was then termed the outskirts of the city.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres

  • On the outskirts were the still more stately men-of-war, their bright-coloured signal flags continually moving up and down, while they occasionally fired a gun either on one side or the other, in rather a difficult attempt to keep their somewhat refractory charges on their proper course.

    Adrift in a Boat


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