from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A side-channel or -stream apart from the main channel: as, a network of by-channels.


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  • The boat entered a narrow by-channel, where it was pushed by the oar-blades set into crumbling banks, and there was a gloom as if enormous black wings had been outspread above the mist that filled its depth to the summits of the trees.

    Lord Jim


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