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corduroy road

a road across swampy ground, made of logs laid transversely
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  • He had not yet even visited the sawmills which were down on the corduroy road five miles away.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • It was near dark time, so I came again home by the lane and along the corduroy road.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • A sort of corduroy road led into the swamp, and disappeared amid the trees.

    Ralph Granger's Fortunes William Perry Brown
  • She did begin to talk about the many ribbons and the many ruffles the new woman wears that lives up the corduroy road.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • A long stretch of corduroy road, and we were in the region of resinous trees.

  • They halted for dinner in a dense part of the forest, and, after the meal, started for the place where the corduroy road ended.

  • I was knocked endways about Collins; for who could have been on the corduroy road if he had not.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery Susan Carleton Jones
  • “She means a corduroy road, I guess,” said Gladys, and they all shouted with laughter.

  • And I had an ungodly fright she was going to say she must have shot him on the corduroy road!

    The La Chance Mine Mystery Susan Carleton Jones
  • The blazed trail gave way to the corduroy road, and the pack horse to the oxcart or the stage.

    The Canadian Dominion Oscar D. Skelton

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