What is alley?

  • (noun): A lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins.
    Synonyms: bowling alley, skittle alley
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An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane found in urban areas, often for pedestrians only, which usually runs between or behind buildings. In older cities and towns in Europe, alleys are often what is left of a medieval street network, or a right of way or ancient footpath in an urban setting. In older urban development, alleys were built to allow for deliveries such as coal to the rear of houses. Alleys may be paved, or simply dirt tracks. A blind alley has no outlet at one end and is thus a cul-de-sac.

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Sublime Discography - Studio Albums
... Label Skunk Records (original), Gasoline Alley/MCA (re-release) Formats CD, LP, CS, DD 140 — US 2× Multi-Platinum 1994 Robbin' the Hood Released October 1994 Label Skunk Records (original ...
Coenties Slip (Manhattan) - Alley
... Coenties Alley, formerly City Hall Lane, is an historic pedestrian walkway in Lower Manhattan, New York City, in the heart of the Financial District ... New York's first City Hall once stood at Coenties Alley and Pearl Street ... The alley leads to Coenties Slip ...
Skinny Alley
... Skinny Alley is a Kolkata-based Indian rock band ... As a name and concept, Skinny Alley was formed in the late nineties, though the musicians have been playing together in various bands since the 1970s ...
Alley Of Classics, Chişinău - Overview
... The alley is decorated on both sides with red granite busts of classic Romanian literary figures and political leaders from Moldova ... The alley is located between the Ştefan cel Mare boulevard and the bronze bust of Alexander Pushkin, set on a granite column and made by Russian sculptor Alexander Opekushin ... The alley was built and received its name in 1958 and became one of the most important tourist attractions in Chişinău ...
Alley - Other Meanings
... In typography, "alley" is also used to refer to the gap between two columns of text ... A bowling alley is a building where the game of bowling is played ...

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