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

  • n. A narrow passage between buildings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A narrow street formed by the proximity of adjacent buildings.
  • n. A passage between two rows of cabins in a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An alley.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short alley; a lane or narrow passage of small extent, as between two houses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a narrow street with walls on both sides


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  • Guess what they call the alleyway outside our workshop.

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  • "This is what you call the alleyway?" questioned Coquenil.

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  • A kiss in the shadows of an alleyway is completely different to one on theme park ride, or at a family picnic.

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  • William Pitman, of Pitman Massage Therapy, based at North Lakes Clinic, on the Main Street, says the alleyway, which is used by customers and pedestrians walking to the nearby Sainsbury's supermarket, is well used.

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  • In addition there are four rental condos (already occupied) overlooking the newly-paved alleyway, which is a most-welcome addition to the town's improving roadway system - thanks to Columbine Hills Concrete and Paving, owned by locals Scott Downen and Al Scheibe, who not long ago purchased the Galena Street Mountain Inn and then completely renovated it.

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  • Bukow5ki was ordered back to the wheel, and by the pale wintry light he followed the two lead trucks up a kind of alleyway between the barracks, arriving at last at the gateway to another solidly built structure, where a man with an unforgettable face awaited.


  • This way I learned there was a separate exit, a kind of alleyway leading to a subterranean car park.

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  • Access from Villiers St. I think the "alleyway" is called Craven Passage

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  • Access from Villiers St. I think the "alleyway" is called Craven Passage The Ship and Shovel.

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  • Head for an alleyway near Central Station for a mezze platter (£7.50) and a gig at Stereo (22-28 Renfield Lane, 0141-222 2254,, entry from £4).

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