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cul-de-sac

1. a road with one end blocked off; dead end
2. Anatomy any tube-shaped bodily cavity or pouch closed at one end, such as the caecum

Cul-de-sac

A street, lane, or alley that is closed at one end; usually having an enlarged, somewhat circular area for turning around.

cul-de-sac

[′kəl·də‚sak]
(anatomy)
Blind pouch or diverticulum.
(civil engineering)
A dead-end street with a circular area for turning around.

cul-de-sac

A street, lane, or alley closed at one end, usually having an enlarged, somewhat circular area for turning around.
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Knowing the anatomy and feel of the tissues is key to mastering entry into the anterior cul-de-sac.
By contrast, many of the most contented residents of grid-style streets were migrants from the cul-de-sac lifestyle.
Another problem is that visiting several cul-de-sacs lengthens the bus journey.
Atlanta neighborhoods with cul-de-sacs, for example, may have less crime than Atlanta neighborhoods without cul-de-sacs.
People who bought or built homes along the cul-de-sac at the southern dead end of Berkshire, where the pedestrian bridge and bike path will feed into the neighborhood, are particularly unhappy.
On my cul-de-sac, this can happen at least 15 times a day, also late at night.
Families living on a Staffordshire estate are battling with town planners after discovering plans to turn their quiet cul-de-sacs into a busy link road.
The remaining projects involve building permanent cul-de-sacs at closed railroad crossings on Allen Avenue and Bekins Way near San Fernando Road.
The City Council is expected to award $25,000 to Santa Clarita-based Psomas to design permanent barricades or cul-de-sacs to block the narrow road, which links the Golden State Freeway to Lyons Avenue and downtown Newhall.
On March 27, the City Council approved a plan that would permanently block the road and access to the private gate with two cul-de-sacs, and at the last meeting approved $225,000 for the project, which is not expected to be completed until late fall.
Unless stopped by a judge, construction of two abutting cul-de-sacs is expected to begin in September and take several months to complete.
That would clear the way for the city to convert the two streets into cul-de-sacs.