(kül-de-SAK) [French: bottom of the bag] A street or passage open only at one end; a dead-end street; a blind alley. By extension, any situation in which one cannot make further progress, or from which one cannot escape.
   But now the horror of winter storms in Southern California is a Seattle occurrence: water runs down fresh-paved cul-de-sacs and crushes everything below. —The New York Times, December 29, 1996.

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