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[tuh-woo m-buh] /təˈwʊm bə/
a city in SE Queensland, in E Australia. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Consequently he knew all about Hal's journey to Toowoomba, and guessed its object.

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  • Toowoomba is about a hundred miles inland, and they had been sent up from Brisbane.

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  • Yes, he slept here that night, and went to Toowoomba next day.

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  • I was third mate of the Toowoomba then; my first trip in her, and that was seven years ago come Queen's Birthday.

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  • Thus the wheat lands of Maranoa were settled when there was no farming more than a few miles to the west of Toowoomba.

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  • My sister, she was staying at Toowoomba up Queensland way; she's the sister of the landlady at the 'Royal.'

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British Dictionary definitions for Toowoomba


a city in E Australia, in SE Queensland: agricultural and industrial centre. Pop: 89 338 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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