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metropolis
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Definition a large city — especially one that is considered important
  • It was already thronged with the craftsmen and other plebeian inhabitants of the town, in considerable numbers, among whom, likewise, were many rough figures, whose attire of deer-skins marked them as belonging to some of the forest settlements, which surrounded the little metropolis of the colony.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (3% in)

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