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by-street

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[bahy-street] /ˈbaɪˌstrit/
noun
1.
a side street or a private or obscure street; byway.
Origin of by-street
1665-1675
1665-75; by- + street
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  • On turning a corner into a by-street that bore the proud name of Fairfax, we came suddenly upon Jimmy the Rhymer.

    Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
  • They were slipping round a corner which led into a by-street of the old town.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • There was a shop in a by-street which exposed photographs of Galway scenery in its windows for a time.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham
  • At the corner of a by-street Martin said: "We'll go down here."

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • One week later, and three men might be seen walking briskly along a by-street in Liverpool towards the docks.

    Frank Oldfield T.P. Wilson
  • The lock-up was situated in a by-street not far from the centre of the town.

  • I then entered a by-street which I had never entered before.

  • At the corner of a by-street he stopped short and held me at arm's length.

    The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke
  • The Dominican ran on, waving the red pallio, his followers contagiously swollen at every by-street.

  • He turned off into a by-street, and walked on till he came to the docks.

    The Angel Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

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