E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Right of way through private property for the laying of waterpipes and making of sewers, etc., provided that only the surface-soil is utilised by the proprietor.
Mr. Woods made an attempt to get the House of Commons to commit itself to the proposition: That the present system of royalty rents and wayleaves is injurious to the great industries.Liberty Review, April 14th, 1894, p. 307.