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tank town

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noun
  1. a town where trains stop to take on a supply of water.
  2. any small, unimportant, or uninteresting town.

Origin of tank town

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
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  • I wake up dead some day doin' short circuit in a Kansas tank-town.

    Just Around the Corner

    Fannie Hurst