from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In bridges, that part of the construction which is immediately concerned with the floor, as the pavement, stringers, and floor-beams, and in railroad-bridges also the ties, rails, and guard-rails: used in distinction to the trusses or arches, whose function it is to support the floorway.


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  • After a while he became aware that the new officer was still standing in the floorway.

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  • The prophets in that land have cast a destiny of her child, and say she shall shine forth as the moon, terrible as the sun; that she shall tread with dignity the floorway of a great temple, and shall minister at its altar; that she shall rise to the greatest eminence, and ---- '

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  • If thus it comes to pass, I will live well and move onward to the great Dream City, and stand upon the diamond floorway which leads to the altar steps of the

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  • Temple of the goddess, shall become a wreck, and its splendour be rent in pieces and distributed amongst the nations, its floorway be covered with the dust of centuries, and its very site be questioned in the minds of men.

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  • We shall join hands on the diamond floorway which circles the city of God.

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  • super cool, do the drapes match the colorway of the sisal floorway?

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