circuitous route

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Thus, to take a long and circuitous route, after enticing the enemy out of the way, and though starting after him, to contrive to reach the goal before him, shows knowledge of the artifice of DEVIATION.
While Richard and Monsieur Le Quoi, attended by Benjamin, proceeded to the academy by a foot-path through the snow, the judge, his daughter, the divine, and the Major took a more circuitous route to the same place by the streets of the village.
By taking a circuitous route, and, as it appeared to her, very unreasonable direction to the knoll, they were soon beyond her eye; and for some minutes longer she remained without sight or sound of any companion.
Nor would the Martians have embraced even such opportunities as might present themselves, for they could always find a circuitous route about the base of any eminence, and these roads they preferred and followed in preference to the shorter but more arduous ways.
"Do you know why he followed you?" began Gringoire again, seeking to return to his question by a circuitous route.
In either event it might prove meat for Sheeta, and so the wary feline stalked by a circuitous route, upon soft, padded feet that gave forth no sound, until the circling aasvogel and his intended prey were upwind.
He acted upon this impluse without delay, and choosing the least frequented roads began his journey back, resolved to lie concealed within a short distance of the metropolis, and, entering it at dusk by a circuitous route, to proceed straight to that part of it which he had fixed on for his destination.
We then rushed down to Esher, and over every inch of the ground by that characteristically circuitous route which he enjoined on me for the next night.
Meanwhile Giovanni had pursued a circuitous route, and at length found himself at the door of his lodgings.
Not everybody was going to the same place, by the way, and the bus travelled a circuitous route to drop different people at different destinations.
The main bus entry road to Pool Meadow was blocked off by the council for the building of Millennium Place and the few services that still use it face a circuitous route.
An otherwise pleasant walk from the car parks to the main entrance involves a circuitous route and a severe drenching or wind chill before you arrive.