cul de sac

[ kuhl-duh-sak, -sak, koo l-; French kyduh-sak ]SEE DEFINITION OF cul de sac
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Step by step he had moved on the narrowing path that ended in a cul de sac.

We have at last got your Mr. Washington in a cul de sac from which he cannot escape.

When you get up to the picture, you find the cul de sac is an illusion.

It was narrow and steep, and before long ended in a cul de sac.

Had it taken him five years to discover that her mind was a cul de sac?

"That must be a cul de sac," he said, and turned to the eager-eyed chauffeur.

The index cavity is a cul de sac, into which the forefinger is to be hooked when the implement is in use.

There was half a minute of silence, conversation having ended in a cul de sac.

One of its trick passages brought them into a cul de sac, where he was forced to slow down and turn in his tracks.

The ravine was a sort of cul de sac, that entered the mountain in a slanting direction, and ended at the bottom of the cliff.