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Fresno

[frez-noh] /ˈfrɛz noʊ/
noun
1.
a city in central California.
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  • It will be stand clear and an open track all the way to Fresno.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • In 1865 the only exports of Fresno County were a few bales of wool.

    Our Italy Charles Dudley Warner
  • Once the women raisin-packers at Fresno, California, were American-born.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • "I'm inside," replied the man called Fresno, and he appeared at the door.

    The U.P. Trail Zane Grey
  • Evidently Fresno was the leader, or at least the strongest force.

    The U.P. Trail Zane Grey
  • The others, however, did not get out of sight before Fresno had the stirrups adjusted.

    The U.P. Trail Zane Grey
British Dictionary definitions for Fresno

Fresno

/ˈfrɛznəʊ/
noun
1.
a city in central California, in the San Joaquin Valley. Pop: 451 455 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Fresno in Culture
Fresno [(frez-noh)]

City in south-central California.

Note: Center of a major agricultural area.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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