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model village

noun

high-quality standardized living area often built to accommodate employees of a large company; also, a village built as a tourist attraction

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mainly British

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  • It is a model village not only in that respect, but in others.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
  • Thorpe is almost a model village, and of course there is the church, and a very decent fellow for vicar.

    The Missioner E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The place is a miniature Chatsworth, with its model village.

  • But Dad's prouder of his model village—as Mother calls those cottages over there—than of his profit sheet.

    Red-Robin Jane Abbott
  • She had a model dairy, and all her poultry was white, and so far as she was able to manage it she made Summerhay a model village.

    Marriage H. G. Wells
  • Just as Dron was a model village Elder, so Alpatych had not managed the prince's estates for twenty years in vain.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • This one was a model village, snug in the fields, and dwindling daily.

    The Red Horizon Patrick MacGill
  • I have gone clean daft over the notion of a model village and since I am started I may as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.

    Ted and the Telephone Sara Ware Bassett
  • I guess Mr. Fernald is glad now that he has his plans ready for his model village.

    Ted and the Telephone Sara Ware Bassett
  • Most of the white workmen employed live at Kenilworth, laid out by the De Beers company as a “model village.”

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