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  • n. A road paved with split or round logs laid crosswise side by side, used e.g. to cross swampy areas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a roadway formed of logs laid side by side across it, as in marshy places; -- so called from its rough or ribbed surface, resembling corduroy.


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  • The Pioneers had to build a corduroy road of saplings over a 15 km stretch from Voronzovo to Panovo, but even on this, because of its unevenness, travel was only possible for full or half track vehicles.


  • The psychist stayed for a cup of the coffee whose preparation had delighted Barlow, and then conducted the real estate man down the corduroy road to his car, leaving the potter to speculate on whether he could at last crack his kilns.

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