Following a long drive that consisted of little more than two ruts worn by vehicle tires, they came to the Marsh ranch.
The saturated road no longer absorbed the water, which ran along the ruts in streams.
Deep ruts and "cradle-holes" were worn in the ice, as on terra firma, by the passage of the sleds over the same track, and the horses invariably ate their oats out of cakes of ice hollowed out like buckets.
As he maneuvered the truck through muddy ruts in the drive, she covertly studied his profile.
Meeting a comrade at the last post station but one before Moscow, Denisov had drunk three bottles of wine with him and, despite the jolting ruts across the snow-covered road, did not once wake up on the way to Moscow, but lay at the bottom of the sleigh beside Rostov, who grew more and more impatient the nearer they got to Moscow.