traffic island

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Orlando’s Parks and Recreation Department spruced up its traffic island, and Mayor Bill Frederick rededicated the statue and parkway June 27, 1985 — just about a century after the original arrived at its home in New York Harbor. Joy Wallace Dickinson, orlandosentinel.com, "On France’s day, let’s toast Orlando’s own Lady Liberty," 14 July 2019 Police say officers were called Friday night after receiving reports of a naked man standing on a traffic island. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Questions over "disturbing" video of black Harvard student's arrest," 17 Apr. 2018 The scores of police roadblocks that had littered the streets of Harare were gone; the car-stopping spikes lay piled on traffic islands like the teeth of an enormous fish. Karan Mahajan, The New Republic, "After the Strongman," 26 Mar. 2018 The result of their efforts is a peculiar bronze-and-marble obelisk called Celluloid, installed on a traffic island at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and South Beverly Drive. Nancie Clare, Los Angeles Magazine, "How the World’s First Movie Stars Made Sure Beverly Hills Didn’t Become Part of L.A.," 20 Feb. 2018 The project, which began July 1 and is scheduled to be completed in October, will remove the existing traffic island, relocate utility poles, improve drainage, and make other improvements, according to the statement. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, "Work on Wellesley intersection to last until October," 2 July 2019 Orlando’s Parks and Recreation Department spruced up its traffic island, and Mayor Bill Frederick rededicated the statue and parkway June 27, 1985 — just about a century after the original arrived at its home in New York Harbor. Joy Wallace Dickinson, orlandosentinel.com, "On France’s day, let’s toast Orlando’s own Lady Liberty," 14 July 2019 Police say officers were called Friday night after receiving reports of a naked man standing on a traffic island. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Questions over "disturbing" video of black Harvard student's arrest," 17 Apr. 2018 The scores of police roadblocks that had littered the streets of Harare were gone; the car-stopping spikes lay piled on traffic islands like the teeth of an enormous fish. Karan Mahajan, The New Republic, "After the Strongman," 26 Mar. 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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