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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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(Placename) a port in N central Illinois, on the Illinois River. Pop: 112 907 (2003 est)
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(piˈɔr i ə, -ˈoʊr-)

1. a city in central Illinois, on the Illinois River. 112,306.
2. a city in central Arizona, near Phoenix. 50,618.
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Noun1.Peoria - a city in central Illinois on the Illinois RiverPeoria - a city in central Illinois on the Illinois River
IL, Illinois, Land of Lincoln, Prairie State - a midwestern state in north-central United States
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"Sold that watercolour of the obelisk to a man from Peoria," he announced overwhelmingly.
"Don't joke with me," said Delia, "not from Peoria!"
"Did I?" said Joe; "just ask the man from Peoria. He got his depot to-day, and he isn't sure but he thinks he wants another parkscape and a view on the Hudson.
And if I hadn't got the work you mightn't have sold your sketches to that man from Peoria.
Jude Chicago to Peoria Run darted off -- or drove off in RVs -- about 8 a.m.
for Rhea, Elton & Thielens, Peoria, III." I have found references to this firm as an implement dealer in Peoria dating to 1900, give or take a few years.
Muncie Power will be the first business to locate in the business park at Peoria and 36th Street North.
Add Peoria, Ill., to the list of locales Alpha is vacating.
There's another place to play The Perfect Game in Illinois with the dedication of a one-wall court June 2 in Peoria.
Dennis Anderson has been the top editor at the Peoria Journal Star (PJS) for six years.

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