the highways and byways

the highways and byways

  (literary)
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.
See also: and, byway, highway
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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.
But for the rest he would have had to seek along the highways and byways of the Empire.
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?
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.
Whatever happened to our free passage of the highways and byways in this city?
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.
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
The highways and byways are mapped out each day You decide which route to take, with what you do and say
Combining his love affair with the highways and byways of America with his passion for all things franchising, he and wife, Jan, pulled out of San Diego June 8th with a spirit of discovery that Lewis and Clark would have envied.
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