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townish

adjstädtisch
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(Betsey meets a doctor at an oculist's shop near the Fair who happens to summer near Byfleet; he agrees to attend to Peggy that August.) The story ends with Betsey's return and her promise to tell her friends all about the Centennial--there is "enough," she says, "to think of and tell ye for the rest o' my days." The great experience has transformed her, at least temporarily (she looks "quite young and gay, and wears a townish and unfamiliar air"), and will bring, through her material, medical, and narrative gifts, new pleasures to the little poorhouse world (807).
Bermuda is unlike any other tropical island I've ever been to because most of them (outside the immediate holiday complex) are all a bit shanty townish. Not Bermuda.