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  • n. Plural form of highroad.


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  • From Paris to the Italian frontier one finds the roads uniformly excellent; but, as one enters Italy, they deteriorate somewhat, except along the frontiers, where, curiously enough, nations seem to vie with each other in a careful maintenance of the highroads, which is, of course, laudable.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • The clause gave small-scale apple growers a tiny bonanza of their own: “On pleasant autumn days,” a University of Kansas official wrote, “the highroads in the apple districts are dotted every mile or two with little ‘stands’ where home-made cider is offered for sale to the thirsty wayfarer.”


  • Leopold could see himself a notary in Paris; his life lay before him like one of the highroads that cross the plains of

    Albert Savarus

  • Before long he reached one of the slopes, common enough on all French highroads, and commonest of all between Angouleme and Poitiers.

    Eve and David

  • I mean thieves en grand, such as waylaid him and stripped him on English highroads.

    The Virginians

  • Then I looked east beyond the ridge and saw a new kind of landscape — shallow green valleys with plentiful fir plantations and the faint lines of dust which spoke of highroads.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • Thus the highroads were filled with droves of bullocks, sheep, calves, and hogs, and choked with loaded wains, whose axle-trees cracked under their burdens of wine-casks and hogsheads of ale, and huge hampers of grocery goods, and slaughtered game, and salted provisions, and sacks of flour.


  • He often had in the course of his medical duties to walk along the highroads, through the forests and mountains haunted by numbers of hungry vagrants; but he felt that he was in perfect security.

    The Schoolmistress and other stories

  • His patriotism urged him to serve his country abroad, while his reluctance to leave his native soil pressed him rather to remain in the beloved island, and collect purses, watches, and rings on the highroads at home.

    The Black Dwarf

  • The highroads are dreary but they lead to the town.



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