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or byroad

[bahy-rohd] /ˈbaɪˌroʊd/
a side road.
Origin of by-road
1665-75; by- + road Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They followed a by-road for a quarter of a mile, and then stopped at a farm building.

  • Once more we were in the by-road which had brought us westward parallel with the highway.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • “This is but a by-road, Sir Mark,” said the baronet, pompously.

    Sweet Mace George Manville Fenn
  • Our course was along a by-road in the direction of Hagerstown.

  • "In about an hour or two send me a report of anything that happens about here;" and he hastened back to the foot of the by-road.

  • A half-dozen scouts were left on the by-road to watch the mired Texans.

    In The Saddle Oliver Optic
  • So far as the guards could report, there was no change at the by-road during the night.

    In The Saddle Oliver Optic
  • At this point, a by-road leads from the Warrensburg to the Newport road.

  • Yet two, three, or four versts of the by-road had been covered before they saw the least sign of a two-storied stone mansion.

    Dead Souls Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
  • Shall we turn back and take the by-road we passed awhile ago?

    The Road to Paris Robert Neilson Stephens

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