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  • n. A small town

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small town.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A petty town.


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  • He does get a bit picky in his expectations for this small time townlet, but at least he doesn't go into raptures of delight over a greasy burger or a steak house passing top sirloin off as filet mignon.

    An Amusing Story

  • But power resided in Amman—and Jerusalem was treated more or less like a provincial townlet.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • We spent the weekend doing something totally unrelated to medieval garments for a change, by going to a small townlet in the Franconian Forest the German Wikipedia article is much better, if you can read German, quite close to where I grew up, and spent Sunday in this region doing a lot of eating and some bicycling on a trip to Hell and back.

    A Pleasant Trip to Hell and Back

  • Accompanied by a Munshi, Mirza Mohammed Hosayn of Shiraz, and habited as a merchant, Mirza Abdullah the Bushiri361 passed many an evening in the townlet, visited all the porneia and obtained the fullest details, which were duly despatched to Government House.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It was reported to him that Karáchi, a townlet of some two thousand souls and distant not more than a mile from camp, supported no less than three lupanars or borders, in which not women but boys and eunuchs, the former demanding nearly a double price,360 lay for hire.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A cottage which stood on a high slope above this townlet and its bay resounded one morning with the notes of a merry company.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • That night, while the owls were hooting from the forest that encircled the sleeping townlet, and the South – Avon was gurgling through the wooden piles of the bridge, Sir John died there in the arms of his wife.

    A Changed Man

  • Bushiri passed many an evening in the townlet, visited all the porneia, and obtained the fullest details, which were duly dispatched to Government House.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • I soon reached Llan Silin, a village or townlet, having some high hills at a short distance to the westward, which form part of the Berwyn.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Here we could see the townlet covering a low point projecting into the Sharm; a few large and some small tenements formed the body, whilst the head was the little Burj built, some fourteen years ago, upon the tall sea-bank to the north.

    The Land of Midian


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