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cow town

a small town, especially one in a cattle-raising district in the western U.S. or Canada.
a town or city, especially in the western U.S. or Canada, from which cattle are shipped to market.
Origin of cow town
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We may picture a squalid little "cow town," with tropical vegetation growing up to the doors.

    On the Spanish Main John Masefield
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