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corduroy road

a road across swampy ground, made of logs laid transversely
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  • By the skidway in the Puget Sound region is meant a corduroy road.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes
  • A corduroy road ran by, and a telegraph, and Grant's railroad.

    The County Regiment Dudley Landon Vaill
  • I was knocked endways about Collins; for who could have been on the corduroy road if he had not.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery Susan Carleton Jones
  • But ten sentences of his in a row hurt like a corduroy road.

    The Critical Game

    John Albert Macy
  • "Some of it is the effect of the corduroy road," the boy observed with a grin.

    The Story of Porcelain

    Sara Ware Bassett
  • It is hung on leather springs, so as to be fitted to maintain the shocks of a corduroy road.

  • It was near dark time, so I came again home by the lane and along the corduroy road.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • Passing up a valley between lofty hills, noticed a corduroy road made of transverse trunks of trees, as seen in Canada.

  • She did begin to talk about the many ribbons and the many ruffles the new woman wears that lives up the corduroy road.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • Moving up— over a corduroy road hastily laid down by a grre (engineer) regiment in war-wasted land.

    "I was there" C. LeRoy Baldridge

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