Causeway Cause"way (k[add]z"w[asl]), Causey Cau"sey ((k[add]"z[y^]), n. [OE. cauci, cauchie, OF. cauchie, F. chauss['e]e, from LL. (via) calciata, fr calciare to make a road, either fr. L. calx lime, hence, to pave with limestone (cf. E. chalk), or from L. calceus shoe, from calx heel, hence, to shoe, pave, or wear by treading.] A way or road raised above the natural level of the ground, serving as a dry passage over wet or marshy ground. [1913 Webster]

But that broad causeway will direct your way. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The other way Satan went down The causey to Hell-gate. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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