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alleyway

[al-ee-wey] /ˈæl iˌweɪ/
noun
1.
an alley or lane.
2.
a narrow passageway.
Origin of alleyway
1780-1790
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90; alley1 + way1
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  • It was empty then, and its manhole was the foremost one in the alleyway.

    Typhoon Joseph Conrad
  • On his passage back the hands in the alleyway swore at him for a fool.

    Typhoon Joseph Conrad
  • At first he thought he had left the alleyway in the very moment of her sinking.

    Typhoon Joseph Conrad
  • Suddenly, as they turned an alleyway, a volley from the Mexican garrison was fired.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • Out in the alleyway, low yet clear, a whistle sounded—twice.

    Warrior Gap Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for alleyway

alleyway

/ˈælɪˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a narrow passage; alley
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