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A broad route along which cattle or sheep used to be driven to market.
- ‘Walking the ancient driftway through the marshes, we paused by the derelict drainage mill to watch the aerial manoeuvres of a mixed flight of golden plovers and lapwings.’
- ‘The deed states the property has two private driftways on two sides.’
- ‘Whenever, by the judgment of the town council of any town, a highway or driftway in the town, or any part of either, has ceased to be useful to the public the town council of the town is authorized so to declare it by an order or decree which shall be final and conclusive.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.