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CAUSEWAY

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 558 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CAUSEWAY, a path on a raised dam or mound across marshes or low-lying ground; the word is also used of old paved highways, such as the Roman military roads. " Causey " is still used dialectically in England for a paved or cobbled footpath. The word is properly " causey-way," from causey, a mound or dam, which is derived, through the Norman-French caucie (cf. modern chaussee), from the late Latin via calciata, a road stamped firm with the feet (calcare, to tread).
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