corduroy road


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corduroy road

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(Civil Engineering) a road across swampy ground, made of logs laid transversely
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A great portion of the way was over what is called a corduroy road, which is made by throwing trunks of trees into a marsh, and leaving them to settle there.
Ships' cranes offloaded pallets of goods and building materials like cut lumber, spikes and nails, and hundreds of yards of canvas onto hastily built rafts that were poled a few hundred yards right up to one of the mouths of the meandering Ship Creek where the corduroy road began.
The music lineup includes: Family of the Year, The Mowgli's, The Dirty Guv'nahs, Stop Light Observations, Sol Driven Train, The Vagabond Union, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work, The Corduroy Road and more will be found at this Jam
Our carriage jolted over the half-rotted corduroy road which traversed the swamp, and then climbed the long hill leading to the sawmill.
My first acquaintance with a corduroy road was when I saw men lay logs crosswise on the road that fall.
The "highway" was a corduroy road, logs arranged side by side, over which an older driver exceeding the exhilarating speed of 25 mph might find his upper plate in his lap.
Description: A sewer pump station in the vicinty of the Allen Street and Corduroy Road Intersection could significantly reduce the risk flooding due to sewer overflows.
Sweet Nature Center, 5185 Corduroy Road, combines marsh, forest and beach habits with trails.
In an effort to offset muddy terrain and ensure mobility, engineers constructed corduroy roads (a combination of logs tied together with wire and covered with soil or rock).
More usefully, wood was used to move masses of men, horses, guns, and material over corduroy roads, rail beds, and bridges.
In periods of thaw, vehicles got stuck in the mud constantly, requiring construction of corduroy roads (layers of logs, gravel, and sand) for traction.