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scenic route


the long route or way to a destination; a road or path designed to take one past a pleasant view or nice scenery and usually less direct


We took the scenic route home after having trouble reading the map.

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  1. A cigarette (1900+)
  2. A marijuana cigarette (1960s+ Narcotics)

[perhaps fr cheroot or cigaroot]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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