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In recent days, the clique has been exchanging bitter e-mails that lay bare the anger over Dershowitz’s seeming support for the president, which is a no-no on the Vineyard, a liberal enclave that has great antipathy for Trump.
Built in 1976, the Washington Township home is tucked into an enclave minutes from Broad Ripple, Nora and Keystone at the Crossing.
Though that promotion went away, people who live in the area expressed concerns that the development would become a Muslim-only enclave with a mosque.
Millions more may follow if the regime tries to retake other rebel enclaves.
But there are also concerns that the proposal is being railroaded through the approval process, with little thought about its impact on the reviving Riverside enclave or Penn Treaty Park.
While the super luxe #1 slot went to Atherton, California's 94027, a town in the San Francisco Metropolitan Area, one Southern enclave made their top 10 list.
Extending telephone and internet service to the tiny and solated communities of Hat Island and Point Roberts, an isolated enclave of the U.S. on the tip of Canada.
The abandonment of the Eustis Sand Mine years ago left a gaping scar in Central Florida’s landscape as well as the seeds of the animosity roiling now between an enclave of rural residents and a state water agency.
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Did You Know?
Looking for the keys to the etymology of enclave? You'll find them in French and Latin. English speakers borrowed "enclave" from French in the 19th century. The French noun derives in turn from the Middle French verb enclaver, meaning to "enclose." "Enclaver" itself can be traced to the Latin prefix in- and the Latin noun clavis, meaning "key." "Clavis" opened the door to a few other English words, some of which might seem unlikely relatives of "enclave." "Clavicle," the word for the bone that joins the breastbone and the shoulder blade, comes from "clavis," as does the musical sign "clef."
ENCLAVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enclave for English Language Learners
: an area with people who are different in some way from the people in the areas around it
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