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by-road

or byroad

[bahy-rohd] /ˈbaɪˌroʊd/
noun
1.
a side road.
Origin of by-road
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75; by- + road
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  • The route of the column was by a byroad, between Doue and Montreuil.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • Coming up unexpectedly by a byroad, they captured all the National pickets except one, who gave the alarm and ran into the camp.

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson
  • Of course, I didn't come through the camp of the 200th Ind., but modestly sought a byroad which Mrs. Bolster had put me onto.

  • Power raced alongside, and the two struck into a byroad leading to Bellevue Avenue.

  • The party stopped at a small tavern on a byroad in Virginia, to rest the horses.

  • The conspirators did not meet at the inn itself, but in the castellated manor house just across the byroad.

    In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • Nostrils to earth, he found that a man had left this path for the byroad not ten minutes earlier.

    Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune
  • Venn made a farewell obeisance, and walked back to his former position, where the byroad from Mistover joined the highway.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
  • Bab's eyes lighted as the motor, turning out of the drive, headed down a byroad that led along the garden's side.

    Rich Man, Poor Man

    Maximilian Foster
  • We slipped into a byroad, left the car, and walked across country to a half-grown copse under the shadow of Beaurevoir.

    A Company of Tanks W. H. L. Watson
British Dictionary definitions for byroad

byroad

/ˈbaɪˌrəʊd/
noun
1.
a secondary or side road
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