alley alley  /ˈæ li/


  1. (n) a narrow street with walls on both sides
  2. (n) a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins


  1. Soldiers followed orders and put more than one hundred people out into an alley.
  2. The race for good grades in college is nothing but rats in an alley running for food.


  1. 3 arrested in Santa Monica alley shooting

    Police say three people have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and another critically wounded in a Santa Monica alley.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Channel 8 San Diego

  2. 2 wounded in alley shooting near Santa Monica College, police say

    Authorities were searching for a suspect who shot and wounded two people Tuesday morning in an alley near Santa Monica College, police said.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Santa Monica alley shooting: 1 killed, 1 wounded; suspect sought

    One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Tuesday morning in an alley near Santa Monica College.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KABC-TV Los Angeles

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  1. "I hear there's a bowling alley and obviously that hasn't gone too well," Obama told comic Jimmy Kimmel in a satellite interview from Philadelphia on Sunday. "So we're getting rid of the bowling alley and replacing it with a basketball court...
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. "I still get chills when I walk down Gasoline Alley and see the grandstands on both sides of the track," Hendrick said.
    on Jul 26, 2009 By: Rick Hendrick Source: USA Today

  3. "This course is right up my alley," said Browne, who tied for second in the 2005 tournament. "I hit every green and only had one shaky putt. Like I said, I like this golf course. It fits my eye and I'm happy to get to the start that I did."
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Olin Browne Source: National Post

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