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In French, the term cul-de-sac literally means "bottom of the bag." In English it usually refers to a dead-end street, but can also be applied to any pathway, for example a rock crevice, that only has one opening and is closed at the other end.

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"Deep crevice in rock layers in the Worlds End State Park, Pennsylvania, USA, May 2009" by Ruhrfisch is licensed under CC BY-SA.