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highways and byways

Both major and minor or lesser-traveled roads. (Often used figuratively to describe paths taken in life.) I'm taking the summer to travel across the Midwest, driving through highways and byways to find all sorts of unique places. By highways and byways, he ended up making a life for himself in a small village in India.
See also: and, highway

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.
See also: and, highway

ˌhighways and ˈbyways

(on/along) all the roads, large and small, of a country, an area, etc: She travelled the highways and byways of Scotland collecting folk songs and local traditions.
A byway is a small road.
See also: and, highway
References in classic literature ?
I exulted in the boundless freedom of the design; the open air of that immense scene, where adventure followed adventure with the natural sequence of life, and the days and the nights were not long enough for the events that thronged them, amidst the fields and woods, the streams and hills, the highways and byways, hostelries and hovels, prisons and palaces, which were the setting of that matchless history.
In reality he was much in earnest and sometimes suffered prolonged periods of re- morse because he could not go crying the word of God in the highways and byways of the town.
If she and other blue badge holders read the paperwork that came with the much coveted badge, they would have seen that they just cannot please themselves when it comes to parking on the highways and byways.
WHO is responsible for the funding and erection of the large, and intrusive, yellow signs that have exploded upon the highways and byways of the North East?
Each week it travelled the highways and byways of Britain to meet the regular people living here.
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.
As we are reputed to be a nation of animal lovers then why do these loved family pets roam around the highways and byways and other people's gardens, leaving their excrement behind for others to clean up.
First a hit book - Round Ireland with A Fridge, which told of Tony Hawks' journey along the highways and byways of our land pulling a fridge behind him - has been brought to the big screen.
Funny, isn't it, that the guy for whom the Judd Gregg Meteorological Institute at Plymouth State University and Gregg Hall, the environmental technology building at the University of New Hampshire are named--just to name a couple--would try to raise a ruckus over the Recovery Act signs dotting the highways and byways of the Granite State.
More than 370 competitors from all parts of the UK and others from San Francisco and Los Angeles pounded the highways and byways of Anglesey during the race yesterday.
Eight police motorcyclists will now cruise the highways and byways in a bid to cut rising death among bikers.
They do not often travel long distances and only take the highways and byways between towns and villages.
Written and illustrated by Mark David for the delight and entertainment of children ages 3 to 8, "Crazy Cars For Crazy Kids" offers a series of Rube Goldberg style conveyances ranging from vehicles that allow you to ride a rollercoaster while stuck in traffic, fish while you drive, fuel your car with cows milk, go whitewater rafting without leaving your car, and so much more wacky, weird, and wonderful things to do when driving the highways and byways of city and country roads.
Midwest Marvels: Roadside Attractions Across Iowa, Minnesota, The Dakotas, And Wisconsin by freelance writer Eric Dregni is a handy 437-page travel guide to many of the munificent and iconic roadside attractions scattered along the highways and byways of five midwestern states.
Experiences Of An Ornithologist Along The Highways And Byways Of Bolivia