roadway


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roadway

1. the surface of a road
2. the part of a road that is used by vehicles

roadway

[′rōd‚wā]
(civil engineering)
The portion of the thoroughfare over which vehicular traffic passes.
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When they had come out on the roadway Adam held the mongoose tight to him, and, lifting his hat to his companion, moved quickly towards Lesser Hill; he and Lady Arabella lost sight of each other in the thickening gloom.
Soon we were hemmed in with trees, which in places arched right over the roadway till we passed as through a tunnel.
How he came there, I know not, but I heard his voice raised in a tone of imperious command, and looking towards the sound, saw him stand in the roadway. As he swept his long arms, as though brushing aside some impalpable obstacle, the wolves fell back and back further still.
Dashing at the black man, he smote at him with such good will that the other let his knife tinkle into the roadway, and hopped howling to a safer distance.
His exercised eyes had made out in the confused movements of lights and shadows thronging the roadway the crawling approach of a hansom.
But he made straight for the door, crossing the roadway to save time; and as he came, he drew a key from his pocket like one approaching home.
The observant regiment, standing at rest in the roadway, whooped at once, and entered whole-souled upon the side of the maiden.
The footman sprang onto the box of the moving coach which jolted as it passed out of the yard onto the uneven roadway; the other vehicles jolted in their turn, and the procession of carriages moved up the street.
After journeying on for some distance the narrow path they were following turned into a broad roadway, paved with yellow brick.
A rut in the roadway made the nearest trunk tilt one edge in the air and shift position, so that when it tilted back again it rested on Michael's paw.
Nevertheless, I cannot help thinking that if we would put an improved breed of polliwogs in our drinking water, construct shallower roadways, groom the street cows, offer the stranger within our gates a free choice between the poniard and the potion, and relinquish our private system of morals, the other measures of public safety would be needless."
The undulating common seemed now dark almost to blackness, except where its roadways lay grey and pale under the deep blue sky of the early night.