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23 definitions by acb

 
8.
A sparsely populated area, that is currently making the transition from rural to suburban, located usually on the fringes of a metropolitan area. Often times, it may be populated by wealthy estates, hobby farms, as well as existing rural towns, and usually with larger, more-mainstream suburban development on the brink of happening.
That exurb is growing so fast that the town can barely keep up the services to allow it to function.
by acb November 15, 2005
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Among the Top 10 largest malls in North America. Woodfield Mall is located in Schaumburg, IL and is a focal point for activity in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. It's not just any mall, since most people mention it by name rather than "the mall."
Hey, I'm probably gonna go to Woodfield tonight...you wanna go with?
by acb November 14, 2005
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10.
The third most powerful man in America; the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives in the history of the United States; a former high school teacher and coach; a genuine human being known for his straight-talk and Midwestern values; works hard during the week in Washington and comes home during the weekend like most Americans, unlike run-of-the-mill politicians who aren't in touch with their constituents or reality since they spend all their time in Washington, DC.
Dennis Hastert: the coach is my speaker.
by acb October 14, 2006
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11.
Located in Chicagoland, it is one of the most extensive suburban commuter rail systems in the country, providing service between hundreds of suburbs and downtown Chicago.
"I take the Metra to work and it only takes 30 minutes"

"I like Metra for going downtown on the weekends"
by acb November 15, 2005
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12.
An extremist muslim terrorist belonging to al-Qaida. He was a despicable excuse for a human being who held Americans hostage and cut off their heads and led a mission to kill Americans in Iraq.

The United States military killed him in 2006 and continue to kill other al-Qaida members like him everyday in the War in Iraq. Unfortunately, the Democrats conveniently overlook this fact when advocating we pull out of Iraq.
Person 1: "Hey remember al-Zarqawi?"
Person 2: "al who?"
Person 1: "Um, the terrorist that cut off people's heads and led the al-Qaida mission to kill Americans in Iraq?"
Person 2: "Oh yeah"
Person 1: "Yeah, we killed him in 2006 and we continue to kill terrorists like him all the time in the War in Iraq
Person 2: "Gee, maybe we should stay in Iraq and continue to kill these bad guys before they come and attack innocent American civilians like they did on 9/11"
Person 1: "Exactly"
by acb May 06, 2007
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13.
A modern, suburban area that acts as a central business district, since it contains lots of office buildings & jobs, malls & shopping centers, cultural and entertainment offerings, and major transportation corridors. The term was coined by Joel Garreau in his 1990 book of the same name.
Edge city examples include Schaumburg IL, Buckhead GA, Tysons Corner VA, Bloomington MN, Arlington TX, Plano TX, The Woodlands TX, Southfield MI, Bridgewater NJ, Rye-Purchase NY, Framingham MA, Bellevue WA, Silicon Valley CA, Aurora CO, Anaheim CA, Ontario CA, Glendale AZ, King of Prussia PA, Maryland Heights MO, Gaithersburg MD, etc.
by acb February 20, 2007
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14.
An outdoor mall, usually featuring very upscale and pricey fashion stores, specialty stores, restaurants, and other trendy places. Can range in size from 10 to 100+ stores. Usually features nice architecture, brick walkways, chic lighting, and water features. Highly popular in upscale suburban/urbane areas in the Sunbelt and increasingly in the Midwest.
Hey, i'm going to check out that new lifestyle center they just built off the highway. They've got an Abercrombie & Fitch and everything!
by acb November 15, 2005
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