Definition 2023


cess path



cess path (plural cess paths)

  1. (rail transport) Path running along the cess next to a railway line.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter XII, p. 202,
      [] the truck was lifted and the crumped mass freed from wheels and springs and rails and laid on a blanket on the cess-path []
    • 1989, Oliver Gilbert, The Ecology of Urban Habitats, London: Chapman & Hall, 2012, section 8.1,
      So successful are the spray mixtures applied in early summer each year that along mainlines very little grows on the permanent way or cess path.