Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plural of cul-de-sac.

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  • n. Plural form of cul-de-sac.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Although if we are going to face a Matthew-as-Lazarus moment and for Mary's sake, I wouldn't oppose it entirely, then that would sum up one of the biggest flaws of this series: we keep being led down culs-de-sac that then turn out to be false.

    Downton Abbey: series two, episode six

  • One might imagine culs-de-sac being converted to faux Main Streets, or McMansion developments being bulldozed and reforested or turned into parks.

    The Next Slum?

  • And high-rises are culs-de-sac: two thousand people jammed together in the air … (tags: Ballardian Ballard architecture highrise interview urbanism crime) [...]

    Ballardian » ‘Content in their little prisons’: J.G. Ballard on ‘The Towers’

  • And high-rises are culs-de-sac: two thousand people jammed together in the air …

    Ballardian » ‘Content in their little prisons’: J.G. Ballard on ‘The Towers’

  • Any attempt to go backwards steers you into barriers and culs-de-sac, and if you jumped over them youd encounter a rabid three-headed dog.

    What's Going On

  • Its talented preservation and community-planning experts should be offered the chance to devise a land-use approach that revives charming old neighborhood patterns rather than producing alienating culs-de-sac or artificial quaintness.

    My New Orleans

  • Along came sterile housing tracts set in isolating culs-de-sac, and shopping centers whose only ties to localities were the dollars of local consumers.

    Gas Guzzling Gavin

  • The word may also be applied to narrow streets or culs-de-sac between major streets.

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  • Now they are parted by a pencil, then by a flood of silvery splendour; while under the projecting cornices and the huge hanging-windows of fantastic wood-work, supported by gigantic corbels, and deep verandahs, and gateways vast enough for Behemoth to pass through, and blind wynds and long culs-de-sac, lie patches of thick darkness, made visible by the dimmest of oil lights.

    The Sudden Curve:

  • It contains between fifty and sixty streets, including the alleys and culs-de-sac.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

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