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      n  
1    a narrow lane or passage, esp. one between or behind buildings  
2       See       bowling alley  
3      (Tennis)     (chiefly U.S.)   the space between the singles and doubles sidelines  
4    a walk in a park or garden, esp. one lined with trees or bushes  
5    up (or down) one's alley   a variant of up one's street (see street (sense 8))  
     (C14: from Old French alee, from aler to go, ultimately from Latin ambulare to walk)  
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alley          [2]  
      n   a large playing marble  
     (C18: shortened and changed from alabaster)  

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alley

  
  
alleyway, backstreet, lane, passage, passageway, pathway, walk  

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