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alley

an area in a cow barn identified by its particular purpose such as a loafing alley, a walking alley or feeding alley.
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Never more will I make an ally of Kaa," and he shook himself all over.
No sooner did the king hear that the ship which was just in port had on board the son of his old friend and ally than he hurried to meet the supposed prince, and had him and his retinue brought to the palace, where they were lodged and entertained sumptuously.
Ungrateful, cruel, coy, and fair, Was she that drove him to despair, And Love hath made her his ally For spreading wide his tyranny.
The Achaeans soon experienced, as often happens, that a victorious and powerful ally is but another name for a master.