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Synonyms for roads

a partly sheltered anchorage

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The feet of the boy in the road kicked up a cloud of dust that floated across the face of the departing sun.
A hundred miles as the vulture flies, Senor, but much farther by river and road.
A whiff of dust from the road had blown in and she wiped her cheeks and her eyes with her soft, white handkerchief, a homemade handkerchief, fabricated from one of her old fine muslin petticoats.
The old farmers gathered together their families in their wagons, and were heard for some time rattling along the hollow roads, and over the distant hills.
She had often been, with her mistress, to visit some connections, in the little village of T , not far from the Ohio river, and knew the road well.
However, there are a few old roads that may be trodden with profit, as if they led somewhere now that they are nearly discontinued.
My men had orders to strike across country, avoiding roads, and establishing connection with any considerable towns whose lights betrayed their pres- ence, and leaving experts in charge.
He told me when the roads forked I must take the right hand, and five mile would fetch me to Goshen.
Horsemen had departed down all the roads in every direction, and the Sheriff "was confident" that he would be captured before night.
Whenever the wheels sank farther than usual into a rut, or jolted suddenly over a stone, she bounded involuntarily into the air, came down again, pushed back her funny little straw hat, and picked up or settled more firmly a small pink sun shade, which seemed to be her chief responsibility, --unless we except a bead purse, into which she looked whenever the condition of the roads would permit, finding great apparent satisfaction in that its precious contents neither disappeared nor grew less.
It was high noontide, when two dusty men passed through his streets and under his swinging lamps: of whom, one was Monsieur Defarge: the other a mender of roads in a blue cap.
We must not let it come so far,'' answered the Prior; ``but here is the clown's sunken cross, and the night is so dark that we can hardly see which of the roads we are to follow.
Carruthers, who seemed interested in what I said, and told me that he had ordered a horse and trap, so that in future I should not pass over these lonely roads without some companion.
After a while, they came to the place where five roads branched in different directions; Dorothy pointed to one, and said:
In the absence of roads, his tree trunks had to be transported during the summer season; each log was dragged along one at a time, and with no small difficulty, by means of a chain attached to a halter about his horse's neck, and an iron hook at the farther end of the chain, which was driven into the wood.