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model village

noun

high-quality standardized living area often built to accommodate employees of a large company; also, a village built as a tourist attraction

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mainly British

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  • It is a model village not only in that respect, but in others.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
  • The place is a miniature Chatsworth, with its model village.

  • Her father, I believe, is the blacksmith in your model village!

    The Missioner E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • It is a model village, presided over by the Countess of Chell.

  • This one was a model village, snug in the fields, and dwindling daily.

    The Red Horizon Patrick MacGill
  • With the well-kept lawns and the gay flower-beds, the place has the air of a model village.

  • Thorpe is almost a model village, and of course there is the church, and a very decent fellow for vicar.

    The Missioner E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • But Dad's prouder of his model village—as Mother calls those cottages over there—than of his profit sheet.

    Red-Robin Jane Abbott
  • Just as Dron was a model village Elder, so Alpatych had not managed the prince's estates for twenty years in vain.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • If I could only buy back the rest of the land, I'd show some people what a model village is like.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit

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