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[kaw-zee] /ˈkɔ zi/
noun, plural causeys.
British Dialect. a causeway.
Archaic. an ancient Roman highway.
Origin of causey
1125-75; Middle English cauce < Anglo-French < Old North French caucie, variant of cauciee < Late Latin (via) calciāta (road) paved with limestone, equivalent to Latin calci- (stem of calx) limestone + -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1 Unabridged
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  • And again, ‘Encourage your husband and tell him that truth will yet keep the crown of the causey in Scotland.’

    Samuel Rutherford Alexander Whyte
  • Only one more day at causey Island, and that a very busy and confused one.

    Eyebright Susan Coolidge
  • She'd climb the causey chimney pots and take the silver sixpence off the top if she thought you were wanting it.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • But at that moment they heard a shout from the front, and Peanuts causey came hurriedly around the corner of the house.

    The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck
  • The boat proved a great comfort when it came, which was not till more than a month after their settlement on causey Island.

    Eyebright Susan Coolidge
  • "To keep the crown of the causey" is to make bold appearance in the public street in open day.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
  • They said nothing; but the sound of their feet on the silent stones of the causey, was as the noise of a dreadful engine.

    The Provost John Galt
  • He stood on the edge of the causey, shouting loud vivas, as the bold cavaliers rushed among the canoes that blocked up the sluice.

    Calavar Robert Montgomery Bird
  • Paid for 41 days worke with a ploughe carrying stones to the causey.'

British Dictionary definitions for causey


an archaic or dialect word for causeway
(Scot) a cobbled street
(Scot) a cobblestone
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