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    town-city

    What kind of city is town-city ?
    3)The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples. Pompeii was destroyed and buried during a long eruption of the volcano...
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    Re: town-city

    What is the source of your quotation?

    I'd expect to see 'town/city' if the writer was not sure what to call it.

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    Re: town-city

    I don't know the source.
    Maybe this "-city near modern Naples" is an additional explanatory part for "town". I thought "town-city" is a kind of countryside city.

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    Re: town-city

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What is the source of your quotation?

    I'd expect to see 'town/city' if the writer was not sure what to call it.
    The text appears in WikiPedia and many other websites.

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    Re: town-city

    I found it. Thank you! So is "town-city" a mistake for "town/city"?

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    #6

    Re: town-city

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I found it. Thank you! So is "town-city" a mistake for "town/city"?
    Yes, it would appear. I have never heard of a "town-city." It's a bit redundant.

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