from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The village or hamlet in which the parish church is erected.

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  • noun Alternative form of kirk-town.


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  • He said never a word, but he turned his mule about, end for end, retraced some part of the way we had gone, and, striking into another path, led me to the mountain village, which was, as we say in Scotland, the kirkton of that thinly peopled district.

    Merry Men Robert Louis Stevenson 1872


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