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1. A city of central Kansas west of Topeka. From 1867, when the railroad arrived, until 1871, it was a major shipping point for Texas cattle.
2. A city of west-central Texas west-southwest of Fort Worth. Founded in 1881 with the coming of the railroad, the city first prospered as a shipping center for cattle.


(Placename) a city in central Texas. Pop: 114 889 (2003 est)


(ˈæb əˌlin)

a city in central Texas. 108,476.
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Noun1.Abilene - a city in central TexasAbilene - a city in central Texas    
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
2.Abilene - a town in central Kansas to the west of TopekaAbilene - a town in central Kansas to the west of Topeka; home of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Kansas, KS, Sunflower State - a state in midwestern United States
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