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city

noun megalopolis, metropolis, metropolitan area, municipality, polis, urban district, urban place, urbs
Associated concepts: city attorney, city council, city court, city districts, city employee, city hall, city limits, city marrhal, city officer, city purpose, municipal corporations
See also: community

CITY, government. A town incorporated by that name. Originally, this word did not signify a town, but a portion of mankind who lived under the same government: what the Romans called civitas, and, the Greeks polis; whence the word politeia, civitas seu reipublicae status et administratio. Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. 1. 1, t. 1, n. 202; Henrion de Pansey, Pouvoir Municipal, pp. 36, 37.

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It's difficult to imagine a desert city having enough brackish water for a desalinization plant, but Archuleta said billions of years ago the Rio Grande deposited salt into the groundwater in the region now occupied by Fort Bliss, an expansive U.
I refuse fame when built on wrongdoing," a remorseful Awana said from the UAE training camp in the desert city of Al-Ain, quoted by Gulf News.
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Citing an article by the New York Times, Rubin recalled that knife-wielding gangs attacked, in November in the desert city of Laayoune, about 130 miles from Amgala, unarmed Moroccan security officers, killing 11.
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Adventurers can also visit the lost desert city of Ubar, the Baobab Forest, which has a tree more than 2,000 years old, and the fortified ruins of Al Balid.
To go to Jerusalem and to find that it is a desert city is really wonderful.
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The England striker is in the desert city along with a host of British celebrities including Noel Gallagher, Robbie Williams and a host of Rooney's Manchester United team-mates to see Hatton's clash with Jose Luis Castillo.
Hatton would be wiser to shut out Castillo's imminent meeting with the scales and concentrate on his own final preparations in this baking desert city.