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greenbelt
as in:  a green belt around the city


I mean, they do have the Applied Physics Laboratory and the Space Telescope Science Institute at Johns Hopkins, to say nothing of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.
Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  a belt of parks or rural land surrounding a town or city
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  • I mean, they do have the Applied Physics Laboratory and the Space Telescope Science Institute at Johns Hopkins, to say nothing of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • She was drifting toward the outer edge of the greenbelt.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • They weren’t far from the edge of the greenbelt now.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • They headed downriver, across Uglyville, over the greenbelt and farther out to the transport ring, where the factories stuck their heads aboveground.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies

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  • The fourth night in ugly exile she took her board up into the greenbelt, staying at the edge of town.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Behind them the spires of New Pretty Town rose from the center of town, and around them was the greenbelt, a swath of forest that separated the middle and the late pretties from the youngsters.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • The low, dirt-colored buildings at the edge of the city, past the greenbelt and among the factories.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • The greenbelt was the best place to travel without being seen, and a good ride as well.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • She raced David halfway around the greenbelt, until the lights of the big hospital sat directly across the river from them.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • A tingle passed through her as they left the greenbelt.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies

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  • Reaching the greenbelt, they turned back the way they’d come, neither of them speaking, concentrating instead on navigating through the trees.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • They crept back to the greenbelt and reached the river before the sky had even shown a sliver of pink.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Tally looked down as they soared over Crumblyville, skipping the greenbelt to head straight back toward the river.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • The greenbelt would be crowded.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Since I was flying solo, I went all the way around the greenbelt first to get them off track.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • When they reached the greenbelt, though, he forced himself to look at her.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • As darkness fell, Tally and David reached the white water, and they passed through the greenbelt at the very moment the lights winked off in Uglyville.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • But back then her world had been pathetically tiny: a few parks, the path to littlie school, one corner of the greenbelt where she would sneak in to spy on uglies.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • They’d flown across the greenbelt on the far side of town, then out to the transport ring, the industrial zone between the middle-pretty suburbs and outer Crumblyville.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
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Associated words [difficulty]:   greenbelt [9] , ozone layer [7] , greenhouse effect [8] , greenhouse gas [8] , red tide [9]
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