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highways and byways

1. major and minor roads. The city council voted to plant new trees along all the highways and byways of the town.
2. Cliché routes and pathways, both major and minor. I hope I meet you again some day on life's highways and byways.
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highways and byways

(slightly formal)
large and small roads The two friends traveled America's highways and byways from New Hampshire to California.
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the highways and byways

the highways and byways of a place are its roads and paths (usually + of ) They travelled the highways and byways of Britain to find people who could still sing the old traditional folksongs.
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A $4 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration's National Scenic Byways Program helped pave the way for much of the project, undertaken in close cooperation with the state Department of Transportation's Byways and Recreational Trails Section.
The second states: "The view as previously stipulated of the estate is that private routes should not be byways open to all traffic, they are not maintained by any other party and use in the vast majority of locations is restricted to that of the estate, its tenants, gamekeepers etc for dealing with its maintenance and management of the estate land.
Tenders are invited for Printing- Byways & Back Ways Booklet.
On the Alaska Scenic Byways map, nearly all of the state's main highways, as well as the railroad and marine highway routes, are designated as scenic byways.
Of the 27 designated State scenic byways, two are in Whatcom County, and three more are immediately adjacent, including the North Cascades Scenic Byway along Hwy.
byways have faced the daunting task of proving their worth to elected leaders and citizens.
Here are five great American byways that offer spectacular panoramas of pigment.
Washington State Tourism, a US-based government agency for the development of tourism in the state of Washington, has launched an official travel guide for its scenic byways.
Tourists will be pouring in to see the sights of Jeddah, exploring the highways and byways of the city, delighting in the surprises the ancient seaport has to offer.
Sharing costs and benefits of more transmission highways and byways will increase our ability to deliver lower-cost power to customers, allow us to make the most efficient use of the region's diverse generating resources, and help us meet state and federal policy goals such as increased use of renewable energy.
TV and radio presenter Jamie Owen has explored the byways and back roads of Wales in his latest book.
I have never seen as much rubbish littering our highways and byways.
In 2005, we became designated as one of the first national scenic byways in Kansas.
Whatever happened to our free passage of the highways and byways in this city?
Of special interest are the identification of job and career opportunities with the National Park Service, the Forest Service, and the Fish & Wildlife Service; volunteer opportunities at national parks and federally protected lands; national park and protected lands entrance pass programs; the National Scenic Byways Program which covers all ninety-nine National Scenic Byways and the twenty-seven All-American Roads.