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by-street

or bystreet

[bahy-street] /ˈbaɪˌstrit/
noun
1.
a side street or a private or obscure street; byway.
Origin of by-street
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75; by- + street
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  • It was a spirited sight to see them come leaping fences, tearing around corners, swarming out of every bystreet and alley.

    Those Extraordinary Twins Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The boarding-house, an old and dilapidated building, was in a bystreet convenient to the harbour.

British Dictionary definitions for bystreet

bystreet

/ˈbaɪˌstriːt/
noun
1.
an obscure or secondary street
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