Definition of outskirt
: a part remote from the center : border —usually used in plural on the outskirts of town
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Not far from the outskirts of Pearland stands the Sri Meenakshi Temple, its cream walls and wedding-cake lintels of Hindu gods rising above the flatlands.
Five years ago: A Dana Air MD-83 jetliner carrying 153 people crashed on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria, killing everyone on board and at least 10 people on the ground.
Portland already has special permission for speed-enforcing cameras along stretches of the Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Southeast 122nd Avenue between Foster Road and Powell Boulevard, and on the outskirts of Southeast Division Street.
The eight dead men, most of them shot in the head and some with hands tied behind their backs, were laborers who were stopped by the militants on the outskirts of Marawi City while trying to flee clashes, according to police.
Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and supporters of an ultranationalist Buddhist group gathered at an annual conference on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city on Saturday despite being banned by the government.
Granrud is the curator of the organization Vaught spearheaded—the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, a museum-style memorial on the outskirts of Arlington National Cemetery.
Mondrian started out here as a naturalistic painter of Dutch landscapes, working to capture the town’s pastoral outskirts, often including farmers and their animals, in subdued color and muted light.
A dirty bomb set off on the Beltway, or on the outskirts of any city, would be a disaster.
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