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  • n. Plural form of footway.


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  • At first glance it looks like a load of new-build concrete structures that have no purpose other than providing rectilinear footways.

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  • Most units are being installed on existing street furniture to minimise street clutter and, where no street furniture exists, being fixed into new purpose built stainless steel posts located at the back of footways.

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  • Hence George, patrolling regularly every half – hour to the rooms so carefully looked after, extends his march to the hall – door, looks about him, and brings back the best report he can make of the worst of nights, the sleet still falling and even the stone footways lying ankle – deep in icy sludge.

    Bleak House

  • The town is well adapted for wholesome exercise at all seasons, for the footways in the thoroughfares which lie beyond the principal street, are planked like floors, and kept in very good and clean repair.

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  • It was most delicious weather, when we came into Modena, where the darkness of the sombre colonnades over the footways skirting the main street on either side, was made refreshing and agreeable by the bright sky, so wonderfully blue.

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  • Again, an ancient sombre town, under the brilliant sky; with heavy arcades over the footways of the older streets, and lighter and more cheerful archways in the newer portions of the town.

    Pictures from Italy

  • Middleton Abbey, the place of her sojourn, was about twenty miles distant by road, eighteen by bridle-paths and footways.

    The Woodlanders

  • The footways of the great bridges over the East River were also closely packed and blocked.

    The War in the Air

  • I was descending a steep, cobbled, excavated road between banked-up footways, perhaps six feet high, upon which, in a monotonous series, opened the living room doors of rows of dark, low cottages.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • It was not a roadway at all, as Graham understood such things, for in the nineteenth century the only roads and streets were beaten tracks of motionless earth, jostling rivulets of vehicles between narrow footways.

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