archway

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Synonyms for archway

a passageway under a curved masonry construction

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Once out in the current my raft flew swiftly under the gloomy archway, and I found myself in total darkness, carried smoothly forward by the rapid river.
It had been used, apparently, in remote feudal times, for the worst purposes of a donjon-keep, and, in later days, as a place of deposit for powder, or some other highly combustible substance, as a portion of its floor, and the whole interior of a long archway through which we reached it, were carefully sheathed with copper.
Then, diving through the narrow archway, a few strides transported me into the densest throng of Washington Street.
On the longer stretches one could hardly tell as one looked ahead where the distant green water ended and the distant green archway began.
It was rather a waterscape than a landscape, a thing of flooded meadows and low trees and the dark archway of a bridge.
His first act when he burst out of the archway was to call in a clarion voice down the street: "Are there any Frenchmen here?
One of the little boys fell down, and some white bullocks came out of an archway.
The servant shrinks into a corner, into a corner of that hideous archway, with its deadly stains contaminating her dress; and putting out her two hands and passionately telling him to keep away from her, for he is loathsome to her, so remains for some moments.
Half a minute conducted them through the pump-yard to the archway, opposite Union Passage; but here they were stopped.
At last, convinced by the oft-recurring phenomenon, I cast my all upon the left-hand archway; yet it was with a lingering doubt that I turned a parting look at the sullen waters which rolled, dark and forbidding, from beneath the grim, low archway on the right.
He went under the archway that led to the precincts, there was not a soul there, and the rooks were silent in the elms.
Under the archway of a bridge two little boys were lying in one another's arms to try and keep themselves warm.
It hit the pavement near a big archway just underneath Bert.
But within the Trinity Gateway he was so pressed to the wall by people who probably were unaware of the patriotic intentions with which he had come that in spite of all his determination he had to give in, and stop while carriages passed in, rumbling beneath the archway.
It's life that matters, nothing but life--the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process," said Katharine, as she passed under the archway, and so into the wide space of King's Bench Walk, "not the discovery itself at all.