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Timbuktu (tim-buk-TOO) noun

1. A town in West Africa in central Mali. Also Tombouctou.

2. Any remote place.

"`You can never find a space [at the mall]; you have to park in Timbuktu,' Ms. Dvorak says. `Then you have to walk all over the mall.'" Dean Starkman, The Mall, Without the Haul, The Wall Street Journal (New York), Jul 25, 2001.

This week's theme: words related to places.


The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature in her manner of operation. -John Cage, composer (1912-1992)

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