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cliff dweller

(usually initial capital letter) a member of a prehistoric people of the southwestern U.S., who were ancestors of the Pueblo Indians and built shelters in caves or on the ledges of cliffs.
a person who lives in an apartment house, especially in a large city.
Origin of cliff dweller
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85
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cliff dwelling, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This problem the cliff dweller solved by erecting terraces and filling in the irregular places.

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