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Grand Rapids

a city in SW Michigan: furniture factories.
noting or pertaining to mass-produced furniture of generally low quality. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, work to the amount of $8,000 has been done.

    Old Mackinaw W. P. Strickland.
  • You know, at the Grand Rapids these flatboats ought to be unloaded.

    On the Edge of the Arctic

    Harry Lincoln Sayler
  • A big body was at Grand Rapids in 1858 or 1859, before I joined the band.

  • He's out on the trolley line that leads toward Grand Rapids.

    Motor Matt's Hard Luck Stanley R. Matthews
  • Grand Rapids, Mich., address at dedication of building, 425.

  • Gallot is in Grand Rapids—maybe he will run over for a day or two.

    Rolling Stones

    O. Henry
  • And in Grand Rapids they're the same; only there, of course, it's furniture.

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street
  • I used to have an idea that "cheap" furniture came from Grand Rapids.

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street
British Dictionary definitions for Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids

(functioning as sing) a city in SW Michigan: electronics, car parts. Pop: 195 601 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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