from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A secondary or unintended effect.
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I'm totally apologetic for not hearing you holler my name across the lift lobby (I'm turning deaf as a by-effect of overworking, I guess).
He could under'stand how it had happened; a by-effect in one of the manufacturing processes, and since the stuff had been proven safe and nutritious for humans and other life-forms having similar biochemistry and metabo'lism, nobody had bothered until some little animals-no, people, that had been scientifically established-had detected its absence by taste.
Even under pristine conditions streams are likely to run somewhat muddy after storms; it is a natural phenomenon, a by-effect of the way climate carves landscapes.
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