- noting or pertaining to a sentence that is easily parsed incorrectly because its beginning suggests it has an interpretation that it clearly does not have.
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Examples from the Web for garden-path
Then together and silently they found the garden-path; and followed its dim length.The Gentleman From Indiana
And he strode up the garden-path, knocked at the door with his cane, and entered.Johnny Ludlow, Second Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
As they were emerging from the garden-path, they passed a small child.
One day he was sitting with his feet across the garden-path.Zen Buddhism
There was some one coming along the garden-path that led up from the river.Richard Vandermarck
Miriam Coles Harris