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Greenfield,

town (1990 pop. 18,666), seat of Franklin co., NW Mass., at the confluence of the Deerfield and Green rivers, near their junction with the Connecticut; settled 1686, set off from Deerfield and inc. 1753. The first cutlery factory in the United States was established there in the early 1800s. Other products include silverware, electronic components, and lumber. Agriculture and dairy farming are also important. The town, the eastern terminus of the Mohawk TrailMohawk Trail.
1 Old road (c.100 mi/160 km long) in central New York state following the Mohawk River. It was the sole route through the Appalachians by which thousands of settlers emigrated from the Eastern seaboard to the Midwest.
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, was the site of many Native American attacks until 1735. A historical museum is in the town. Asher BenjaminBenjamin, Asher,
1773–1845, American architect, b. Greenfield, Mass. His Country Builder's Assistant was published in 1797 and The American Builder's Companion, with Daniel Reynard, in 1806.
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 was born there, and several buildings designed by him remain. Poet's Seat Tower provides a spectacular view of the town.

Greenfield

Semirural real property that is undeveloped (except for possible agricultural use) and is being considered as a site for development.

greenfield

denoting or located in a rural area which has not previously been built on

greenfield

A brand new installation of hardware or software without having to integrate new elements into existing ones. Contrast with "brownfield," which is an upgrade to the current system. Greenfield and brownfield are building industry terms that refer to clean, undeveloped land (green) versus contaminated land or land with existing structures (brown). The terms may refer to network installations as well. See green, greenware and greenwashing.
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The Local Development Plan includes the building of an extra 45,000 homes, 18,000 on green field sites.
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Why concrete over our valuable green fields, when we do not have to?
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The green field plant will produce metal cosmetic packaging components.
This becomes more than the study of the relationship of a father and son, complex and moving as that might be; "When I lifted my father out of / his hospital bed / and arranged him in his wheelchair / wind sang in the green field.
The green field location, of which 15 acres can be developed, was sold to the house builders by the Cardiff-based Chesterton, acting on behalf of Insight Investments, part of the Clerical and Medical financial group.
It's almost a prerequisite with a green field store in a new community for us to get an independent to come along," notes Cuti.
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