A liturgic sound reaches our ears at a cross path off the road, and a general silence is made in the thick crowd.
Stan sent the bike into a cross path and was out of the beam and headed away from the road.
She could put you down at the cross path, if you could run that bit in the dark.
As she finished, Mr. Hennessy rode away on a cross path, and Dick Forrest dropped back to squire his wife on the other side.
I was deep in my speculations, when suddenly a horse bounded past me by a cross path.
He came to a cross path, and a man lurched down it and against him.
Unfortunately, on turning by the Allofroy farm, we shall have to leave the highroad and take the cross path; and then—my gracious!
Here we leave the main road for a cross path, when we may be said to become fully acquainted with a cochs peculiarities.
I came to a cross road, or cross path, grassy paths both, with creeping green moss among the roots of the trees on either side.
It was easy to go there now: by a cross path he could be at the mansion almost as soon as by the direct road.
Old English paþ, pæþ "path, track," from West Germanic *patha- (cf. Old Frisian path, Middle Dutch pat, Dutch pad, Old High German pfad, German Pfad "path"), of unknown origin. The original initial -p- in a Germanic word is an etymological puzzle. Watkins says the word is "probably borrowed (? via Scythian) from Iranian *path-," from PIE root *pent- "to tread, go, pass" (cf. Avestan patha "way;" see find (v.)), but this is too much of a stretch for OED and others. In Scotland and Northern England, commonly a steep ascent of a hill or in a road.