• WordNet 3.6
    • n areaway a passageway between buildings or giving access to a basement
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In literature:

Jimmie Dale drew quickly back around the corner into an areaway.
"The Adventures of Jimmie Dale" by Frank L. Packard
Or if I had only run to the basement the moment the house was quarantined, and got her out the areaway or the coal hole!
"When a Man Marries" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The man in the areaway waited also.
"The Gates of Chance" by Van Tassel Sutphen
Helene's suggestion about the dust was applicable here, for he found all the windows coated except the one opening upon the areaway.
"The Voice on the Wire" by Eustace Hale Ball
Across the way a slinking shadow left the sidewalk and blended indistinguishably with the crowded shadows of an areaway.
"Red Masquerade" by Louis Joseph Vance
The areaway was dark.
"A Little Book for Christmas" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The window was small and gave on an areaway.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
On the way he pitched the key into an areaway.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
Inside, he locked the door and lowered the shade of the single window which looked out on an areaway.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
The two men walked across the areaway to an entrance.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
Now they were guided by a woman's sharp cries issuing from an areaway.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
There are similar arches over the barred basement windows set in brick-lined areaways.
"The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia" by Frank Cousins
The creature had been cornered in the areaway between two banks of elevators and had climbed up the cage as high as he could go.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
Bill heard his steps and concealed himself in the areaway.
"A Boy Knight" by Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
The man skidded on the filthy alley surface as he turned into the areaway.
"Deadly City" by Paul W. Fairman
Ten minutes later Mrs. Zwiebel recognized with a leaping heart his footsteps on the areaway.
"The Competitive Nephew" by Montague Glass
Garth, speculating on this unconventional performance, stepped casually into an areaway, as if, indeed, it was his destination.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
She directed the detective along a narrow areaway at the side of the house, and in a moment reappeared at the back door.
"The Blue Lights" by Arnold Fredericks
While I was running through the areaway I shouted to the actresses.
"Chicago's Awful Theater Horror" by Various
Let's jump down, run alongside the house by the areaway, and get out on the street.
"The Little Washingtons' Travels" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy