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cul-de-sac

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Alley, lane, passage, street, etc., closed at one end, with no exit except the entrance.

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cul-de-sac

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

Pl. cul-de-sacs—not ✳culs-de-sac (a common variant until about 1940). See plurals (b).

Current ratio: 4:1

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cul-de-sac

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 60 words.

• ransack • knapsack • Barsac • Cossack • Husák • woolsack • rucksack • cul-de-sac • haversack • hard

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cul-de-sac

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 60 words.

• ransack • knapsack • Barsac • Cossack • Husák • woolsack • rucksack • cul-de-sac • haversack • hard

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cul-de-sac

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

Pronounced /ˈkʌldәˌsak/ or /ˈkʊl-/ and print in roman. Plural culs-de-sac (pronounced the same as the singular).

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Cul de Sac

Paul Cheney.

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 272 pages.

This book is a micro-level study of one plantation in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), situated on the Cul de Sac Plain, near Port au Prince. The sugar economy of eighteenth-century...

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The Colonial Cul de Sac

Paul Cheney.

in Cul de Sac

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 5207 words.

Le Cul de sac est le plus cul de sac qu’il y ait du monde.

The Cul de Sac [plain] is the deadest dead end in the entire world.

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Culs-de-Sac and Bureaucracies

Dieter Schmidt and Simon Shorvon.

in The End of Epilepsy?

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Neuroscience; History of Medicine. 11216 words.

This chapter examines some of the curate’s eggs of epilepsy. Examples in which the bright light of success is obscured by shadows cast from the dark side. It starts by pointing out the...

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The Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement Negotiations and the Adoption of a ‘Water Security’ Paradigm: Flight into Obscurity or a Logical Cul-de-sac?

Dereje Zeleke Mekonnen.

in European Journal of International Law

May 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public International Law. 9608 words.

The restive Nile basin which has long been identified as a flashpoint prone to conflict embarked on a new path of cooperation with the launching of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI). Anchored...

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Giant Pandas Are Not an Evolutionary cul-de-sac: Evidence from Multidisciplinary Research

Fuwen Wei, Yibo Hu, Li Yan, Yonggang Nie, Qi Wu and Zejun Zhang.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

January 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5798 words.

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is one of the world’s most endangered mammals and remains threatened by environmental and anthropogenic pressure. It is commonly argued that giant...

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cul-de-sac

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Alley, lane, passage, street, etc., closed at one end, with no exit except the entrance.

See overview in Oxford Index