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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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.
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. Commerce is not turbulent, nor is the public consumer besieged by loud invitations to "buy." Bird-fanciers have sought the congenial tranquillity of the scene; and pigeons coo, and canaries twitter, in Vauxhall Walk.
This latter is one of the principal thoroughfares of the city, and had been very much crowded during the whole day.
Again he crossed the wide thoroughfare, walked along a narrow street, and re-entered hastily his own departmental buildings.
There were many other characteristics--not quite so disagreeable-- about the thoroughfares of London then, with which they had been long familiar.
In thoroughfares nigh the docks, any considerable seaport will frequently offer to view the queerest looking nondescripts from foreign parts.
Five of these great thoroughfares radiate from one ample centre--a centre which is exceedingly well adapted to the accommodation of heavy artillery.
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.
The deployment of HPG policemen along the main thoroughfare was done in the past administration and was proven effective in compelling motorists to follow traffic rules.
KARACHI -- The police have arrested eight youths for allegedly racing and one-wheeling at Shahrah-e-Faisal, the main thoroughfare of the city, and registered case against them.