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  • n. A major urban road, off which lead many smaller streets, many of then cul-de-sacs
  • n. high street; Main Street

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A major road for any form of motor transport.

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

  • n. a major road for any form of motor transport


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  • "Whatever's quickest," Sharpe allowed, then he forgot that small problem, for Ferdinand had led them out from the trees and onto what had to be the main road from Valdivia to Puerto Crucero.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • From the sea cliffs the ground slopes gently up towards the main road between Helston and Penzance, although it would have been little more than a track in Harry Carter's time.

    Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall

  • I came to the main road and dismounted to walk the horse across, needing to open and shut gates on either side but, that done, I was free on the wide lands south of Wantage, with five or six miles available in most directions to find a suitable string of horses to attach myself to and follow.

    To The Hilt

  • Up a hill, along the main road glistening with oil and lined on both sides with hoardings advertising Vichy, Deauville, big hotels, or brands of petrol.

    Maigret at the Crossroads

  • Logan guided her to a half-wall out of the traffic of the main road and helped her sit.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Sandeman said they should keep off the main road because that was where Giles was most likely to look for them.

    Crown of Earth

  • The South River normally could be forded there with ease, but the North River could be crossed only by a bridge, beyond which the main road ran to Harrisonburg.


  • Of course there was a lane there that made a short cut back to the main road to Eau Galle, and if she hurried she might catch them before they came into town.

    Caddie Woodlawn’s Family

  • In the shadow of the hills, within sight of the lake, we walked along the main road until we came to a restaurant that said PIZZERIA, and we went in and found a table and sat there hopefully until the waitress came and informed us that they served pizza only for dinner.

    The Italian Summer

  • The woods around the house where they were staying gave place very soon to the main road to Cuchester.

    The Dancing Druids


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