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 Right as a Trivet.Rights. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Right of Way (The).
The legal right to make use of a certain passage whether high-road, by-road, or private road. Watercourses, ferries, rivers, etc., are included in the word “ways.” Private right of way may be claimed by immemorial usage, special permission, or necessity; but a funeral cortège or bridal party having passed over a certain field does not give to the public the right of way, as many suppose.   1

 Right as a Trivet.Rights. 


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