from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of highway or pavement in which the road surface is composed of oyster, or other, shells.


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  • I pursued him down the shell-road to the river; upon reaching which I perceived him paddling a canoe towards the opposite shore.

    Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue

  • And when, as the "one days" had lengthened into many, enticed by the rumors she heard, the girl, now a married woman, did go, she found a magnificent residence, with lovely terraced lawns, shell-road drives, and luxuries unknown in city homes.

    Idle Hour Stories

  • A royal palm dripped cool gray rain upon her as she galloped past to the shell-road looming out of the velvet stillness ahead like a dim, white ghost-trail.

    Diane of the Green Van

  • With pulses atune to the morning's freshness, the girl galloped rapidly along the shell-road, the clattering thud of her horse's hoofs startling in the quiet.

    Diane of the Green Van

  • "Then," regretted Philip, "I'm reduced to the painful and spectacular expedient of just grazing the heels of your fiery steed with Dick's racer all the way back to Sherrill's and matching up his hoof-beats on the shell-road with a devil's tattoo on the horn."

    Diane of the Green Van

  • It was leaving Paradise, to emerge from the beautiful woods upon the public road, -- the shell-road which runs from Beaufort to the Ferry.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • Character-Assassins tried to shell-road him and hand him the Gaff and crowd him into the 9-hole.

    Ade's Fables

  • About the time he came up for re-election, a lot of Character-Assassins tried to shell-road him and hand him the Guff and crowd him into the

    Ade's Fables

  • And so, a somewhat pensive but wholly attractive and self-confident young opportunist in white flannels, he sauntered through the hotel gardens and out along the dazzling shell-road.

    The Firing Line

  • He never blinked -- he's a jim-dandy at keeping cool; and when a hundred mounted heathens made a rush down on him the other day, spears sticking out like quills on a porcupine -- 2.5 on the shell-road the chargers were going -- did he stir?

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker


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