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TURNPIKE. A public road paved with stones or other hard substance.
     2. Turnpike roads are usually made by corporations to which a power to make them has been granted. The grant of such power passes not only an easement for the road itself, but also so much land as is connected with it; as, for instance, for a toll house and a cellar under it, and a well for the use of the family. 9 Pick. R. 109. A turnpike is a public highway, and a building erected before the turnpike was made, though upon a part out of the travelled path, if continued there is a nuisance. 16 Pick. R. 175. Vide Road; Street; Way.

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Higginbotham has come back from the other world, by way of the Kimballton turnpike," thought he.
Higginbotham, whose dwelling stood beside the old highway, but had been left in the background by the Kimballton turnpike.
He was satisfied with his present success, and by three o'clock that day he had taken up his portmanteau at the turnpike and mounted the coach, relieving Mr.
By the time the young ladies reached Kensington turnpike, Amelia had not forgotten her companions, but had dried her tears, and had blushed very much and been delighted at a young officer of the Life Guards, who spied her as he was riding by, and said, "A dem fine gal, egad
She seemed about to say more; but while she was speaking, we came within view of the turnpike, at the top of the Avenue Road.
It rushes across the turnpike road, where there is no gate, no policeman, no signal: nothing but a rough wooden arch, on which is painted 'WHEN THE BELL RINGS, LOOK OUT FOR THE LOCOMOTIVE.
He had roused himself once, when the horse stopped until the turnpike gate was opened, and had cried a lusty 'good night
As John Dawkins objected to their entering London before nightfall, it was nearly eleven o'clock when they reached the turnpike at Islington.
You had better lead him till we come to a turnpike,' replied Mr.
Father will miss me; we must be at the turnpike at ten to meet the coach.
Surely the straight, smooth, pure white turnpikes are jack-planed and sandpapered every day.
Suspicious person/motor vehicle, 50 Boston Turnpike