Rachel found abundant time to sit for hours at her kitchen window, knitting "cotton warp" quilts--she had knitted sixteen of them, as Avonlea housekeepers were wont to tell in awed voices--and keeping a sharp eye on the main road that crossed the hollow and wound up the steep red hill beyond.
Green Gables was built at the furthest edge of his cleared land and there it was to this day, barely visible from the main road along which all the other Avonlea houses were so sociably situated.
But slow place, sir, slow place-off the main road
, you see--only three coaches a day, and one on
They looked ahead and saw a group of very pretty houses standing in a green field a little apart from the main road
The lane opened slantingly into the main road
with a narrow opening, and had a delusive appearance of coming from the direction of London.
Having escaped these dangers, they returned by the main road
to Boulogne, at Abbeville, and followed it step by step, examining every track.
Forsaking the main road
, they crossed Wild Water on a narrow bridge and continued along an ancient, rutted road that ran beside an equally ancient worm-fence of split redwood rails.
I got as far as Belmont, on the main road back, when I was robbed of my horse-meat by three militiamen.
This was true of all the main roads that led out of San Francisco.
I would fall so lightly on my stocking soles; a single soft, dull thud; then away under the moon without fear or risk of a false step; away over the stone walls to the main road
, and so to the nearest police-station with my tale; and before sunrise the villains would be taken in their beds, and my darling would be safe!
Not content with doubling the legitimate stages, they switched off the main road
and went away out of the way to visit an absurd fountain called Figia, because Baalam's ass had drank there once.
He made himself some tea and cut himself a couple of pieces of bread and butter, which he ate while he was putting on his boots, then bolted downstairs and along the street into the main road
to catch his tram.
The long belt of main road
, which passed within a few feet of him, seemed almost deserted.
It was beautiful to behold the many-yoked grain and cotton wagons crawling over the country roads: one could hear their axles, complaining a mile away, coming nearer, till with shouts and yells and bad words they climbed up the steep incline and plunged on to the hard main road
, carter reviling carter.
Whether he shall be put into the main road
by constables, or by beadles, or by bell-ringing, or by force of figures, or by correct principles of taste, or by high church, or by low church, or by no church; whether he shall be set to splitting trusses of polemical straws with the crooked knife of his mind or whether he shall be put to stone-breaking instead.