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cross street

noun
1.
a street crossing another street.
2.
a short street connecting main streets.
Origin of cross street
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • Turning into a cross street, he came upon the tower of Saint James' Church, and he grew suddenly cheerful.

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • By and by he passed into a cross street, where there were fewer persons.

  • Then, as they neared a cross street, a man stepped out on the running board and flashed an automatic.

    The Crimson Thread Roy J. Snell
  • The way ahead was blocked by people lining the way on a cross street.

    Attention Saint Patrick William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • In the same way, he knew not how, he knew that no danger threatened in the footfalls that came up the cross street.

  • She hailed it as from a cross street and returned to Regent.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square Melville Davisson Post
  • I had known those trenches for a month past, and I had never thought that cross street could appear so homelike.

    Attack Edward G. D. Liveing
  • He was on the cross street, and so also stopped, but he did not see her.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Norris
  • A short distance behind the bus, a limousine rolled down the cross street leisurely, silently.

  • She stood looking down that cross street which was shaded by elm trees.

    Fidelity Susan Glaspell

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