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- archaic or dialect term for causeway
- ‘Many of these causeys stretch for miles across the moors.’
- ‘Money went on repairing causeys in Kiddal Lane (paid to William Johnson, the succeeding Surveyor).’
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French causee, based on Latin calx lime, limestone (used for paving roads).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.