GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a cross route which shortens the way and cuts off a circuitous passage.
“He had determined upon taking a short cut to the Beltrans 'plantation, and on the way he meant to keep an eye open for old Aunt Tildy's cabin, which he knew lay in some remote part of this cut-off.”
“We get lost almost straight away, and it is entirely the fault of my romantic desire to try to find a track across country to the next village, Myczkow, rather than take a short cut along the road.”
“We would have taken any way rather than this; but it was late and growing dark, and the trestle was a short cut home.”
“Then they farewelled Abu al-Ruwaysh who disappeared within his cavern; and they fared on across country, traversing the land in its length and breadth wherever Abd al-Kaddus guided them by a short cut and an easy way, till they drew near the land of the”
“She couldn’t run around forever as Uncle Sam, so she’d chopped her hair into a short cut and dyed it Rich Sable, #67 from Herbal Essences.”
“Of course there was a lane there that made a short cut back to the main road to Eau Galle, and if she hurried she might catch them before they came into town.”
“They took a short cut from the house across the pasture to the potato-field.”
“South of the Pyrenees its route was circuitous and not within sight of any Roman road until the wagon train crossed the Sucro River to the west of the town of Saetabis; from there it headed straight across the Rush Plain, a desolate and barren stretch of country which dived between two of the greatest of the chains of Spanish mountains, yet was not used as a short cut because of its waterlessness.”
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