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Pe·or·i·a 1

n. pl. Peoria or Pe·or·i·as
A member of a Native American people forming part of the Illinois confederacy.

Pe·or·i·a 2

A city of northwest-central Illinois on the Illinois River north of Springfield. The site of an early French fort, it grew in the 1800s as a transportation and industrial center.
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Sold that watercolour of the obelisk to a man from Peoria," he announced overwhelmingly.
And if I hadn't got the work you mightn't have sold your sketches to that man from Peoria.
The banks security interest could not reach the structures and installations at Peorias landfill, so the district courts judgment in favor of Peoria is affirmed.
I will continue fighting with Senator Duckworth for federal funding that promotes the health and well-being of Peorias residents.