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causeway


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Causeway  \Cause"way\  (k[add]z"w[asl]),  Causey  \Cau"sey\ 
  ((k[add]"z[y^]),  n.  [OE.  cauci,  cauchie  OF  cauchie  F. 
  chauss['e]e,  from  LL  (via)  calciata  fr  calciare  to  make  a 
  road,  either  fr  L.  calx  lime,  hence  to  pave  with  limestone 
  (cf.  E.  chalk),  or  from  L.  calceus  shoe,  from  calx  heel, 
  hence  to  shoe,  pave,  or  wear  by  treading.] 
  A  way  or  road  raised  above  the  natural  level  of  the  ground, 
  serving  as  a  dry  passage  over  wet  or  marshy  ground. 
 
  But  that  broad  causeway  will  direct  your  way  --Dryden. 
 
  The  other  way  Satan  went  down  The  causey  to  Hell-gate. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  causeway 
  n  :  a  road  that  is  raised  above  water  or  marshland  or  sand 
  v  1:  provide  with  a  causeway:  "A  causewayed  swamp" 
  2:  pave  a  road  with  cobblestones  or  pebbles 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Causeway 
  a  raised  way  an  ascent  by  steps,  or  a  raised  slope  between  Zion 
  and  the  temple  (1  Chr.  26:16,  18).  In  2  Chr.  9:11  the  same  word 
  is  translated  "terrace." 
 




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