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rural

(roor′ăl) [L. ruralis, rustic, country]
Pert. to a geographic area (such as a small town or sparsely populated county) where less than 2500 people live.
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Then his voice changed as if every pine-tree was a Rural Dean.
She was like some rural goddess, and you thought of those fresh, strong girls whom old Herrick had praised in exquisite numbers.
And would you believe it, Miss Strong," continued Tennington, "I had the very deuce of a job to convince the old fellow that there was not only no rural free delivery, but no town, and that he was not even on the same continent as Washington, nor in the same hemisphere.
These were rural neighbors, cures and bailiffs of adjacent estates.
Minchin on the other side of Tipton, the decease of Hicks, a rural practitioner, having increased Middlemarch practice in that direction.