byway

[bahy-wey]
noun
1.
a secluded, private, or obscure road.
2.
a subsidiary or obscure field of research, endeavor, etc.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English bywey. See by1 (adj.), way

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byway (ˈbaɪˌweɪ)
 
n
1.  a secondary or side road, esp in the country
2.  an area, field of study, etc, that is very obscure or of secondary importance

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Primitive camping is available on the public lands around the byway.
Proposed scenic byway clears first hurdle in state approval process.
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