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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
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New Position: The Great River Road-Arkansas National Scenic Byway is part of a 10-state driving route along both sides of the Mississippi River, from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
Northumberland Estates has issued the warning to Northumberland County Council amid the authority's moves to register a route on the land at Chatton, near Alnwick, as a byway open to all traffic (BOAT).
The state's scenic byways program information is maintained by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and although Congress discontinued grant funding for new projects in 2012, existing designated routes have much to offer visitors.
If you haven't experienced our region's remarkable scenic byways, Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism can help make it easier.
A variety of tools and methodologies are available to States and communities looking for quantitative performance measures to analyze the financial impacts of byways in relation to other economic factors.
Each year like clockwork the aspen trees turn from forest green to honey yellow in the Rocky Mountain high country, and the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway offers a perfect loop tour through the best of the region's fall flair.
The 92-page, guidebook is offering photographs, detailed maps and travel tips for all 21 State Scenic Byways, five National Scenic Byways, and two All-American Roads.
Around Wales by B-Roads and Byways (Ebury Press, pounds 20) showcases Wales' natural beauty, rich history and cultural heritage.
Jim Steinberg; COLORADO SCENIC BYWAYS TAKING THE OTHER ROAD; Portfolio Publications Inc.
I have never seen as much rubbish littering our highways and byways. For example, the embankment of the slip road from Highfields to the ring road is an eyesore.
In 2005, we became designated as one of the first national scenic byways in Kansas.
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?