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 Road.Road-agent. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Road or Roadstead,
 
as “Yarmouth Roads,” a place where ships can ride at anchor. (French, rader, to anchor in a rade; Anglo-Saxon, rad, a road or place for riding.)   1
 


 Road.Road-agent. 

 
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