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suburban
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
relating to a residential district located on the outskirts of a city (near the city, but far from the center of it)
  • I walked round the corner, saw the City and Suburban Bank abutted on our friend's premises, and felt that I had solved my problem.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (97% in)
  • There is Mortimer's, the tobacconist, the little newspaper shop, the Coburg branch of the City and Suburban Bank, the Vegetarian Restaurant, and McFarlane's carriage-building depot.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (60% in)
  • We had driven several miles, and were beginning to get to the fringe of the belt of suburban villas, when he shook himself, shrugged his shoulders, and lit up his pipe with the air of a man who has satisfied himself that he is acting for the best.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (26% in)
  • He hardly spoke a word the whole way out to the southern suburb, but sat with his chin upon his breast and his hat drawn over his eyes, sunk in the deepest thought.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (49% in)

There are no more uses of "suburban" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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