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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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Air Force announced that existing bomber bases, including Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, will remain bomber bases into the future as Northrop Grummans next-generation B-21 Raiders become operational.
Fel bachgen yn Abilene, Kansas fedrai'r Ike ifanc ddim cael digon o straeon am yr hen Orllewin Gwyllt.
Royal Estates of San Angelo, TX, Royal Estates of Abilene, TX and Copper Lake Estates in Edmond, OK, will now be known as Lyndale at San Angelo, Lyndale at Abilene and Lyndale at Edmond Senior Living respectively.
This growth will bring around 200 new career opportunities to the Abilene area.
The God Who Saves" by Glenn Pemberton (who teaches Old Testament at Abilene Christian University, including a popular undergraduate course on Israel's wisdom and devotional literature, and who has been a preacher among Christian churches for over twenty years.
ABILENE, RUSSELL, TOPEKA -- The Heartland Men's Chorus (HMC) is hitting the road again following a wonderfully successful concert tour last month of Hays and Salina.
In this sprawling district - one that spans roughly 20,000 square miles, from the Hill Country to Abilene - King has billed herself as an effective lawmaker with a love of guns, the support of veterans' groups and deep ties to rural Texans.
Abilene, a major player in the lipstick sector, has been asked to redesign the entire range of packaging for Joli Rouge: the lipstick for sale, testers, false lipsticks, and miniature lipsticks.
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Abilene became her home, where she continued volunteer work at Dyess Air Force Base.
It's the summer of 1936, and Abilene Tucker is not happy that her father, Gideon, has sent her away to live with his old friend in the small town of Manifest, Kan.