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It stood at a furlong's distance from the house, on the outskirt of the town.

Again we threaded a narrow turning: here was an outskirt of the town.

My old Lavao friend gets hold of me and walks me to outskirt.

His activity of mind and body at this outskirt of civilization was wonderful.

Young Donald, in his homespun tartan, stood on the outskirt of the little crowd that surrounded her, listening.

On an outskirt of the crowd two men stood with a small knot of people around them; they were Quilleash and Teare.

In a kind of square at one outskirt of the city they divided into bodies, and were addressed by different speakers.

The outskirt of the forest was reached at the peep of dawn—a flitting moment in the month of June.

And now again come other scenes of men scouring along the outskirt plains of Paris.

Outskirt, owt′skėrt, n. the outer skirt: border: suburb—often used in pl.

WORD ORIGIN

"outer border," 1590s, from out + skirt (n.). Now only in plural, outskirts. Originally in Spenser.

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