outskirts


outskirts
outskirts [out′skʉrts΄]
pl.n.
1. districts remote from the center or midst, as of a city; outlying regions sometimes, esp. formerly, used in sing. [much construction in the outskirts of the city]
2. the outer edge, border, or margin [a shack at the outskirts of town]

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