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Indraprastha Gas, which supplies compressed and piped natural gas in Delhi and its suburbs, expects to add much as 30 percent, or about 150,000 cubic meters a day, to industrial sales within six months.
New York or California, perhaps, home to some of the nation's wealthiest cities? Maryland or Virginia, with their Washington suburbs flush with government cash?
Water accumulated in intersections and residential streets in Memphis and its suburbs.
Democrats’ most likely chances to flip seats next week are in Northern Virginia, in affluent and rapidly diversifying suburbs and exurbs.
Police were called to the store in the Denver suburb at 6:30 p.m. MT, and by that time, the shooter was already gone.
Firms from Mason, Blue Ash, Middletown, West Chester Township, Lockland and other suburbs have collected more than $13 million so far this year from contracts signed under Cincinnati’s small business inclusion program, an Enquirer analysis found.
To city and state planners, Humboldt Parkway was the ideal location for an expressway – a highway that could carry automobiles to and from the suburbs and the downtown core, while relieving congestion on neighborhood streets.
The year the original Bristol Bar & Grille opened its doors at 1321 Bardstown Road, Elvis Presley was still recording new tracks, and the Highlands was a Louisville suburb on the rise.
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The suburbs vs. the urbs
Given that most of the common words in our language beginning sub- tend to have meanings concerned with “beneath” (as in subterranean and submarine) or “less than” (as with subpar), you would be forgiven for assuming that the suburbs were so named because of their location below, or their status as less than, their urban counterparts. Not so, however: sub- may have other meanings at the beginning of a word; in this case, it indicates not depth or inferiority, but proximity. In other words, the suburbs are a region close to the urbs.
Is urbs an English word? Yes; it is rarely used, but it refers typically to a city, particularly when distinguished from a suburb.
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