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) a member of a prehistoric people of the southwestern U.S., who were ancestors of the Pueblo Indians and built shelters in caves or on the ledges of cliffs.
a person who lives in an apartment house, especially in a large city.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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