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[kraws-weyz, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌweɪz, ˈkrɒs-/


[kraws-wey, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌweɪ, ˈkrɒs-/
a crossroad.
Origin of crossway
late Middle English
First recorded in 1375-1425, crossway is from the late Middle English word croswey. See cross, way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Cutting from the back to the thin part, crossways, and the sound divided so as to give each person a small portion.

  • “He says I can have the cottage over to crossways,” said Job.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • Henry Esmond gave his hand in a stately minuet to Diana of the crossways.

    The World I Live In Helen Keller
  • When she held The crossways she had at least a bit of solid footing: now gone.

  • In planing edges test lengthways with the eye and straight-edge of some sort, and crossways by applying the try-square (Fig. 640).

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • The idlers of the crossways of Capelette were considered the wildest wags in Cond.

    Devil Stories Various
  • A custom which began with the Dsjin is continued with the Jiz, which now occupy their place at crossways.

    Shinto W. G. (William George) Aston
  • Where in "Diana of the crossways" do we find soul-evoking words like these?

  • Rapidly we rode up the hill toward Mawgan Cross, where there are four crossways.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • Another story which is usually bracketed with this is Diana of the crossways.

    Modern English Books of Power George Hamlin Fitch

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