One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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