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Topic: ROADS

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: causey 'causeway' (12-20 centuries) (from Old North French caucie, from Medieval Latin calciata 'road with a stone surface', from Latin calx; CHALK1) + way

causeway

noun
     
cause‧way [countable]
TTR a raised road or path across wet ground or through water
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