a town where trains stop to take on a supply of water.
any small, unimportant, or uninteresting town.
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A language spoken in only one town
Last week, we stumbled upon this article from the New York Times’ Frugal Traveler about a language hidden in rural Portugal. In the northeast corner of Portugal, there is a tiny county called Miranda do Douro and in Miranda do Douro many inhabitants do not speak Portuguese, but rather its distant cousin, Mirandese. This region is geographically divided from the rest of Portugal by two …
Origin of tank town
An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
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