thoroughfare


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thoroughfare

[′thər·ə‚fer]
(civil engineering)
An important, unobstructed public street or highway.
A street going through from one street to another.
An inland waterway for passage of ships usually not between two bodies of water.
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In the restricted area of his vision he could see that there were still a few of the strange inhabitants moving about the narrow thoroughfares.
Here also the number of lions, roaming loose through the thoroughfares, increased, and also for the first time Tarzan noted the idiosyncrasies of the people.
In the scattered situations where shops appear, those shops are not besieged by the crowds of more populous thoroughfares.
Again he crossed the wide thoroughfare, walked along a narrow street, and re-entered hastily his own departmental buildings.
Occupied in these reflections, as he was making his way along one of the great public thoroughfares of London, he chanced to raise his eyes to a blue board, whereon was inscribed, in characters of gold,
This narrow thoroughfare, baking and blistering in the sun, is Wall Street: the Stock Exchange and Lombard Street of New York.
The streets and shops are lighted now; and as the eye travels down the long thoroughfare, dotted with bright jets of gas, it is reminded of Oxford Street, or Piccadilly.
There were many other characteristics--not quite so disagreeable-- about the thoroughfares of London then, with which they had been long familiar.
And always and everywhere I found saloons, on highway and byway, up narrow alleys and on busy thoroughfares, bright-lighted and cheerful, warm in winter, and in summer dark and cool.
BECAUSE the effect of a one-time implementation of the delayed tariff adjustment on the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex) would be too huge for motorists to bear, the toll regulator has proposed to increase the toll rates on the thoroughfare on a staggered basis.
Kazim Raza said his client had made private arrangements for a thoroughfare on his land and had left land measuring eight kanals and five marlas for the purpose of private passage.
A military student of the Interior Ministry's Academy claims Head of the State Property Management Fund Duishenbek Zilaliyev made a false report of a bomb threat to the government thoroughfare on the new president's inauguration day.