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ALLEY (from the Fr: allee, a walk), a narrow passageway between two buildings available only for foot passengers or hand-carts, sometimes entered only at one end and known as a "blind alley," or cul-de-sac. The name is also given to the long narrow enclosures where bowls or skittles are played.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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