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purlieus

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpurlieuspur‧lieus /ˈpɜːljuːz $ ˈpɜːrluːz/ noun [plural]  literaryPLACE the area in and around a place
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purlieusThe rangers of Waltham Forest exercised their office in the purlieus as well as within the forest itself.They swept along the crimson canal into the purlieus of the new city.
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