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slow town
 n.— «Residents of Goolwa, Hindmarsh Island and Currency Creek are being invited to decide whether Goolwa will become Australia’s first official “slow town.” Goolwa has been proposed as a Cittaslow. Pronounced Chit-a-slow, it is an Italian word meaning slow town and is based on the concept of “slow food,” where communities are encouraged to identify and preserve local produce and traditions and to make time to sit down with family and friends to enjoy local cooking in a convivial atmosphere.» —“Goolwa first ‘slow town’?” in Goolwa Times (Victor Harbor, South Australia) July 14, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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