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crossway

[kraws-wey, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌweɪ, ˈkrɒs-/
noun
1.
a crossroad.
Origin of crossway
late Middle English
1375-1425
First recorded in 1375-1425, crossway is from the late Middle English word croswey. See cross, way1
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  • Her body was passed underneath the threshold and buried at a crossway.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • At this point they came to a crossway, where a passage ran to right and left.

    In the grip of the Mullah F. S. Brereton
  • They soon emerged on a parish-road, which took them to a crossway where five roads met.

    813 Maurice Leblanc
  • You are at the crossway of the roads of life, my boy; choose your way.

    Father Goriot Honore de Balzac
  • The leading wheels struck the points with violence, and Jim, watching eagerly, saw the rims mount up over the crossway.

    The Hero of Panama

    F. S. Brereton
  • Presently, on coming to a crossway, Puss decided to take the road that led through the woods.

  • One day he returned from the crossway leading into the Valley, and smiled a sane, rational smile.

    Meg, of Valencia Myra Williams Jarrell
  • When they had walked for some time they came to a crossway, and there they agreed to part, and each take his own road.

  • The sergeant was giving orders to the spy as they rode, and at the crossway the sergeant, shouting, "Shoot low!"

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
  • Palm, well stretched out, measuring 250 miles; and the crossway 100.

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