preposition, adverb Chiefly Scot.
- forbidden transition,
- forbush decrease,
- force carrier,
- force cup,
- force de frappe,
- force feed
Origin of forby
Examples from the Web for forby
Forby, its my opinion that damaging reports have somehow leaked out from the mine.The Protector|Harold Bindloss
According to Forby, a metaphor taken from the descent of a well or mine, which is of course absurd.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
Forby that they were baith—or they baith seemed—earnest professors and men of comely conversation.Catriona|Robert Louis Stevenson
If I want religion I've a guid richt to hae it; an' forby, if they abolish religion, hoo wad folk do wi' the funerals?The Underworld|James C. Welsh
Forby gives this word only with the meaning "a large pond;" a sense confined to Suffolk.