Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In coal-mining, an underground horse-road.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "I'll step out the other way where they can see me," he continued, pointing to the wagon-way at the right.

    The Silver Horde

  • On and on they splashed through the pools and currents of the wagon-way.

    Cinderella in the South Twenty-Five South African Tales

  • A little wagon-way, which was not used enough to kill the stubbly grass that grew on

    Northern Georgia sketches,

  • As the water passed us on the bluff bank, several waves broke over and washed around our horses 'feet, filling the wagon-way, but the main volume rolled across the narrow valley on the opposite side.

    The Outlet

  • Several hours of hard work were spent with the implements at hand in cutting the wagon-way through the bank, after which my saddle horses were driven up and down; and when it was pronounced finished, it looked more like a beaver-slide than a roadway.

    The Outlet

  • I can take spades and axes, and in two hours 'time cut down and widen that wagon-way until the herds can cross.

    The Outlet

  • From French or Spanish territory this little unknown land is to be reached by what is called a "wagon-way," but the road is so bad that the sure-footed little donkeys of the Pyrenees are by far the best means of locomotion, unless one would go up on foot, a matter of twenty kilometers or more from Hospitalet in Spanish or Porté in

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 4 France and the Netherlands, Part 2

  • Another objection was that, even when the tunnel should be made to that point, the exit of any escaping party must be made through an arched wagon-way under the building that faced the street on the canal side, and every man must emerge on the sidewalk in sight of the sentinel on the south side of the prison, the intervening space being in the full glare of the gas-lamp.

    Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War

  • He found the wagon-way under the south-side building closed from the street by a gate fastened by a swinging bar, which, after a good many efforts, he succeeded in opening.

    Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War

  • The crowd huddled back to either sidewalk, forced by the opening lines of the escort backed against it, till the long, shelled wagon-way gleamed white and bare.

    Kincaid's Battery

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