Full record for slideway n.

Definition =moving pavement
OED requirements antedating 1942
Earliest cite R. Heinlein 'Beyond This Horizon'
Comment Mike Christie has submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Heinlein's "Space Cadet", which was verified by Rick Hauptmann in the 1948 first edition. Mike Christie has submitted a 1942 cite from Heinlein's "Beyond This Horizon". Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Fritz Leiber's "Poor Superman"; Mike Christie verified it in the original 1951 magazine appearance. Katrina Campbell submitted a 1981 cite from Bob Shaw's "Galactic Tours: Thomas Cook Out of This World Vacations". Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a 1992 reprint of Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon's "Generation Warriors"; Douglas Winston verified the cite in the 1991 first edition. Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1977 reprint of Harry Harrison's "Bill, The Galactic Hero". Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1981 reprint of Jack Vance's 1977 "Freitzke's Turn". Douglas Winston submitted a 1984 cite from David Drake's "Cross the Stars". Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1990 reprint of Allan Cole and Chris Bunch's 1982 "Sten".
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Citations for slideway n.

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1942 R. A. Heinlein in Astounding Sci. Fiction Apr. 9/1 Hamilton Felix let himself off at the thirteenth level of the Department of Finance, mounted a slideway to the left, and stepped off the strip.
1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 101 It was, in effect, a wide, brightly lighted street, with a high ceiling and with slideways down the middle. Shops and restaurants lined it. The slideways curved up and away in the distance, for the corridor curved completely around the Station.
1951 F. Leiber in Galaxy Sci. Fiction July 146/1 As the slideway whisked him gently along the corridor toward his apartment, Jorj was thinking of his spaceship.
1965 H. Harrison Bill Galactic Hero (1977) 86 Bill stepped from the slideway at the nearest elevator while the old man and his voice vanished into the vapour, and‥began flipping furiously through his Floor Plan.
1968 P. Anderson Satan's World in Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact May 30/2 The slideways were too slow for her. She bounded along them.
1977 J. Vance Freitzke's Turn in R. Silverberg Triax 169 From the space port Hetzel rode a slideway to the Traveler's Hotel.
1977 J. Varley Ophiuchi Hotline (1994) 63 Most ship pilots are like slideway operators nowadays.
1981 B. Shaw Galactic Tours 91/2 The Ultiman's own intricate system of slideways is open to all humans free of charge.
1982 A. Cole & C. Bunch Sten (1990) 90 Mahoney arced off the slideway, over the barrier and into the machine shop's entrance.
1982 I. Asimov Foundation's Edge 3 Now it's a colossal mausoleum, but is there a force-field ramp in the place? A slideway? A gravitic lift?—No, just these steps.
1984 D. Drake Cross Stars 235 There was a slideway leading from the office to the bright splotch which was the open, seaward end of the building.
1990 J. Pournelle & S. M. Stirling Asteroid Queen in L. Niven et al. Man-Kzin Wars III (1992) iv. 82 The men at either elbow guided him to the slower edge-strip of the slideway and onto the sidewalk.
1991 A. McCaffrey & E. Moon Generation Warriors 145 Little vehicular traffic: in fact, little sign of anyone else on the streets. Lunzie presumed that most people used the underground walkways and slideways she and Zebara had used their two previous meetings.
1991 A. McCaffrey & E. Moon Generation Warriors (1992) 205 His shoulders twitched, but he moved across the slideway traffic that way.
1991 A. McCaffrey & E. Moon Generation Warriors (1992) 145 Lunzie presumed that most people used the underground walkways and slideways she and Zebara had used their previous two meetings.
1991 J. Varley Steel Beach (1993) 120 Every small temperature regulator, every security camera, every air fan and water regulator and slideway and tube car ‥ every machine in Luna is in a sense a part of my body.