Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A passage for waste water.
“Underneath was the wasteway, but its usual roar was now subdued by an influx of water from the flooded creek.”
“Thus laden down he tottered across the floor in imminent fear of dropping through to the wasteway, and overwhelmed at times by the suffocating smoke and fiery sparks.”
“He crept down the shore of the creek, and crossed the slope to the wasteway.”
“He went clear under, but came to the surface quickly, and swam with vigorous strokes down the wasteway.”
“They searched the wasteway just as Jeffries and Hocker landed from the boat, pushing Moxley before them, and followed by Bug.”
“Ned drew him down the wasteway to a little clump of bushes, out of earshot of the others.”
“Keep him talking as long as you can, and meanwhile me and this lad will slip up the wasteway in the boat and try to get the lads free.”
“At the sluiceway he found a well trodden footpath, and followed it along the rear side of the mill, and thence by the base of the hill to a wagon road which began abruptly at the edge of the wasteway, where there was no doubt a fording to the opposite neck of land.”
“Perhaps the splash made by Ned's drop into the wasteway had wakened him without arousing his supicions.”
“In response to a whispered command from Hocker the man jumped into the boat and pulled hastily across the wasteway.”
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