Common highway

COMMON HIGHWAY. By this term is meant a road to be used by the community at large for any purpose of transit or traffic. Hamm. N. P. 239. See Highway.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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--that common highway all over dented with the marks of slavish heels and hoofs; and turned me to admire the magnanimity of the sea which will permit no records.
'The term cross-border cooperation should not only consider cities that share a common highway, region or mountain like Laos and Thailand but also a common sea like the Philippines,' Arroyo said.
freight tonnage annually, while common highway carriers move just over 32%.
Comedian Jon Stewart used a common highway merge ramp as his everyday example of a civil society.
Below is a shortened version of one scenario, illustrating a common highway incident and how the command structure typically changes as the incident unfolds.
DELL: But if you're going against the universality, building it in profit center by profit center, then instead of having a common highway, you'll specialize it in each area and take advantage of the revenues.
The HP 70612 is a 1 X 6 common highway switch matrix, available in both DC to 6.5 GHz and DC to 26.5 GHz models.
Therefore, the provisions contained in the Northwest Ordinance and the Virginia Compact declaring the status of navigable waterways such as the Ohio River as common highways, forever free, remain valid and effective today.
To ensure an equal footing for the new state of Oregon, the Admission Act required that "all navigable waters of said state shall be common highways and forever free, as well as to the inhabitants of said state as to all other citizens of the United States, without any tax, duty, impost or toll therefore."