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by-talk

[bahy-tawk] /ˈbaɪˌtɔk/
noun
1.
incidental conversation; small talk; chitchat.
Origin of by-talk
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; by- + talk
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  • To this bit of by-talk the Commissioner and Martin had been paying a desultory attention as they sipped their tea.

    The Locusts' Years Mary Helen Fee

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