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The contiguous forest could not be bolted out, and the Indian wife heard all.

They are all contiguous to the villages from which they derive their names.

Their destination was a large table plain, contiguous to that on which we had encamped.

I don't know why, but no contiguous African tribes could be more hostile.

We were of the same province, and of neighbouring towns, and our estates were also contiguous.

Contiguous to it was another piece not irrigated which would not sell for $50 an acre.

You have the same propension, that I have, in favour of what is contiguous above what is remote.

All the farm-buildings were contiguous and occupied the three sides of the yard.

Before they are placed, all contiguous wood-work should be lined with tin.

The interior of Alaska and the contiguous Canadian territory was a vast wilderness.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin contiguus "near, touching, bordering upon," from root of contingere "to touch upon" (see contact). Earlier form, now obsolete, was contiguate (mid-15c.).

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