a town where a regularly scheduled market is held.
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How to use market town in a sentence
Either in the forest or after the extended march to a market town, the baby and the mother would have been forcibly separated.How to Capture an Elephant: Excerpt From Michael Daly’s ‘Topsy’ | Michael Daly | July 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
These last are not packed into hogsheads, but are sent loose, and sold without the trouble of prizing, in the nearest market-town.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He resided in a small market-town, and his family consisted of one son named Charles, and two daughters, Louisa and Sophy.The Blue Jar Story Book | Maria Edgeworth
Selby, further down the stream on the same side, is a thriving market town.
It was sixteen miles to our market town, Steilacoom, over the roughest kind of road.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail | Ezra Meeker
Full of faith and knowledge, he starts practice in a small market-town of central Russia.Contemporary Russian Novelists | Serge Persky
British Dictionary definitions for market town
mainly British a town that holds a market, esp an agricultural centre in a rural area
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