Usage examples for turnpike

  1. The regularity and polish even of a turnpike- road has some influence upon the low people in the neighbourhood. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  2. " I met Dick Demorest near the church, and as he had something to tell me, we drove down the turnpike a little way- so as to be out of the town, you know, Joan- and- and-" He stopped. – The Argonauts of North Liberty by Bret Harte
  3. I am glad that your alternative of a house is so near to the right side of the turnpike- in which case, a miss is certainly not as bad as a mile. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  4. The turnpike, coming northward from Suez, emerged, white, dusty, and badly broken, on the southern border of this waste, and crossed the creek at right angles. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  5. She reached a turnpike- gate which stood upon the highway to the village. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  6. The length of the roads which cover England and Wales may be estimated roughly at twenty thousand miles of turnpike, and one hundred thousand miles of road not turnpike. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  7. At the bottom of the mountain, they turned down Reynold's Lane to Route 212 and then up the Glasco Turnpike to the Byrdcliffe Road. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  8. On and on it went, down the stair through a corridor, down the great stone turnpike stair, and through passage after passage. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  9. A mile beyond the Witch Neighborhood the Andover road crosses the Newburyport turnpike. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  10. Escape, at least by the Valley turnpike, seemed absolutely impossible. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  11. Again, when King's single division, the rear- guard of Pope's army, appeared upon the turnpike, Jackson attacked it with the idea that it was the flank- guard of a much larger force. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. As she turned into the road, Margaret ran down the steps and across the fields to the turnpike. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  13. Shortly after the occurrence of this singular accident a vehicle crossed the turnpike bridge, of which mention has been made. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  14. A turnpike- gate was close by the gate of the field. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  15. On your right, and much nearer to you than the main entrance, a door opened on a narrow spiral staircase, so dark that it was called the Black Turnpike. – James VI and the Gowrie Mystery by Andrew Lang
  16. When, under the former, he was ordered to retreat towards the Rhine, he pointed out the march route to his division according to his geographical knowledge, but mistook upon the map the River Main for a turnpike road, and commanded the retreat accordingly. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  17. Many a time in the history of the house a party of young fellows had driven over the old turnpike that started where the arsenal used to stand in the sacred quarter of Camberton, and as the evening sun gilded the low, fresh- water marshes beyond Spring Pond, would trot on toward the rolling hills of Middleton. – The Man Who Wins by Robert Herrick
  18. The hotel was at the farther end of the settlement toward the Carquinez Woods, and as Wynn had nearly reached it he was recalled to himself by the sounds of hoofs and wheels rapidly approaching from the direction of the Excelsior turnpike. – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  19. In those days there were gardens, and trees, and great walls along the high- road that came from London, passing through the old white turnpike. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  20. She went back and walked to the window and looked out on the endless rolling winter fields over which she had driven that afternoon- all, Gray had told her, to be Marjorie's some day, just as all across the turnpike, Marjorie had told her, was some day to be Gray's. – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.