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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Road-level a plumb-level used in the construction of roads
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rád, a riding—rád, pa.t. of rídan, to ride.


In literature:

The snow was three feet on a level and we broke the roads.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
There was no road in it, there was no wheeled vehicle in it, there was not a level yard in it.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
The road was carried along the bank of the river a short distance above the level of the water.
"Rollo on the Rhine" by Jacob Abbott
On the road were many snow-ploughs at work levelling the snow.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
Some streets and roads are flat and level.
"Where We Live" by Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
The water, in fact, came up within a few inches of the level of the road.
"Rollo in Holland" by Jacob Abbott
Ten miles this side of Bidwell's Bar, the road, hitherto so smooth and level, became stony and hilly.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Descending the hill region, they soon came to more level ground, where there was a good deal of swamp, through which they passed on Dyak roads.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
Now we will get up here, as the road is more level for a bit.
"The Eagle Cliff" by R.M. Ballantyne
We may go and look at the bottom of the old quarry which is on the level of the road, about a mile from here.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Hour after hour went by, and on every level stretch of road the wheeled vehicles were driven at a moderate trot.
"Ahead of the Army" by W. O. Stoddard
The said road is raised by about three feet above the level of the land on either side.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The water halting at these levels for a sufficient time, would form the single road in Glen Gluoy and the highest road in Glen Roy.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Our level road wound through the Pinkham woods in the defiles of the mountains, and at every turn gave them to us in a new aspect.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
The road was smooth and level, being generally over large extended prairies.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
At another time Robert was walking, far from home, along a bit of level road.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
As he came out to the level road he saw, riding towards him, the object of his regard.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
Most of that six miles consisted of new concrete state road as smooth and level as a billiard table.
"The Radio Boys at the Sending Station" by Allen Chapman
It is of stone, and stuccoed, raised about two feet from the level of the road, and open at the top.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
The good beast brought us well out of the tangled heath, and once more to a level, open road.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie

In poetry:

And now we was a-trottin' 'long a level gravel pike,
In a big two-hoss road-wagon, jest as easy as you like--
Two of us on the front seat, and our wimmern-folks behind,
A-settin' in theyr Winsor-cheers in perfect peace of mind!
"To My Old Friend, William Leachman" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

It was June 12, 2000, and Lance Morris, a volunteer firefighter for the small town of Justin in north Texas, was in a ditch, eight or ten feet below road level.
Dust and sand levels high from winter road treatment.
Residents living on Trunk Road near Wasilla Creek are advised to be aware of rising water levels.
Sea level rise in Hampton Roads and other points along the Eastern Seaboard is accelerating at unprecedented rates, according to new research announced Monday.
The UCI announced on Monday the names of the 18 teams that would compete at the top level of the sport's road cycling circuit, the WorldTour.
Drivers are being re-routed at the Level Hill Road.
23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia, CA 91355, Lower Level.
With America's newfound ability to "Hit the Road" on weekends and for vacations came the need for trailer manufacturers to provide greater levels of comfort and safety in their offerings.
The contamination was first identified in July 2011, when the Montgomery County Health Department discovered high levels of contaminants in a well sample from 326 Layfield Road.
The professional road cyclist, riding for the TIBCO To The Top women's team, said the level of women's racing in the United States has improved significantly over the last four years.
I was really impressed by the level of competition at this point on the road to the Mirror Ball Trophy.
North Vancouver Proposed Low Level Road Project.
The road and cover have been leveled together.
The bridge which has been covered in gravel, is now level with the dirt road that leads up to it, so travelers can drive along the Snake river easier than before.
Due to lower levels of snow last winter, crews were able to make quick progress plowing the road.

In science:

As an example, for an event accepted by the Level-1 trigger in the inclusive muon stream, only the parts of the muon chambers indicated by the Level-1 trigger results, and the corresponding road in the tracker, need be considered for the validation of the muon.
The CMS High Level Trigger
We are asked to design one and only one road map γij between each pair of airports i and j that avoids congestion and multiple hops. |γij | measures the level of congestion between airport i and airport j .
Order-Optimal Consensus through Randomized Path Averaging
We have annotated these images at a pixel-level considering 10 different classes (C=10): tree trunk, light poles, shadow on grass, grass, road, white line on road, shadow on road, leaves, sky, and white regions on sky.
Discriminative Probabilistic Prototype Learning
Many real-world networks (such as the Internet at the router level or various road and rail networks) are entrusted with carrying flow between various parts of the network.
Universality for first passage percolation on sparse random graphs
These limits speak of a steady increase towards the level of the polarization anisotropy, a quest well motivated by the understanding — that had become clear along road — of the wealth of cosmological information encoded in the polarization power spectra.
The CMB polarization: status and prospects
In order to compute the spectrum at the quantum level, one has therefore to follow another road.
Review of AdS/CFT Integrability, Chapter II.3: Sigma Model, Gauge Fixing
There are several possible real-world measures of “size” of a road segment, quantifying the minor road to ma jor road spectrum – e.g. number of lanes; level in a highway classification system; traffic volume.
Scale-Invariant Random Spatial Networks