from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The site of a town; specifically, a tract of land set apart to be occupied by a town; such a tract surveyed and laid out with streets, etc., for this purpose.


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  • But Daylight smiled, and sold out the remainder of his town-site holdings.

    Chapter XIII

  • Jack Kearns 'scow, laden with the sawmill from Lake Linderman, tied up at Sixty Mile, Daylight bundled his outfit and dogs on board, turned his town-site application over to Elijah to be filed, and the same day was landed at the mouth of Indian River.

    Chapter IX

  • It was before Smoke Bellew staked the farcical town-site of Tra-Lee, made the historic corner of eggs that nearly broke Swiftwater Bill's bank account, or won the dog-team race down the Yukon for an even million dollars, that he and Shorty parted company on the Upper


  • Ultimately the two speculators give Dawson General Hospital a cool $37,740 and themselves $27,000 — the price of the town-site plus what they lost on the egg flutter investment.

    “I am only a wild girl, and I am afraid of the world....”

  • They buy a worthless town-site outside Dawson for $10,000 and proceed to pique the curiosity of Dawson folk by rigging up a windlass and hauling up rock from a shaft on the property.

    “I am only a wild girl, and I am afraid of the world....”

  • In 1873, they approached Lieutenant-Governor Alexander Morris with a proposal to establish a town-site in the Province of Manitoba, and applied for a colonization grant to four townships that would include 640 acres for a town-site.

    Emerson 1880

  • After briefly mentioning the fourteen new Chalcolithic sites the survey had found, Mellaart wrote, “Even more important is the discovery of one huge Neolithic town-site…this mound is nearly three times the size of Jericho… were excavations undertaken here, some extremely important conclusions might be reached about the earliest settlement on the Anatolian plateau.”

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • The original town-site comprised about 35 acres extending for about a quarter of a mile between the Truckee River as the south boundary and English Ditch as the north boundary.

    Nothing Like It in the World The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

  • The canoe and the encampment were hidden by the point; we were drifting off the wharf of the small town-site, almost abandoned, where the steamer made her stop.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • Soon after this he got into some financial difficulty with a town-site boomer, and finally, in a fit of passion, shot and killed the latter and wounded a relative of his own.

    Studies in Forensic Psychiatry


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