Definitions

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  • n. A leisure hour.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A leisure hour.

Etymologies

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From by- +‎ hour.

Examples

  • BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Well, what they are telling us, U.S. official who's very familiar with day-to-day, hour - by-hour what's been going on says exactly that, Don.

    CNN Transcript Apr 11, 2009

  • BLITZER: Dorothy, have you had a chance in your work over the years to take a look at the toll that these kinds of investigations, the search for street killers or serial killers takes on law enforcement authorities who have to deal with this on an hour-by-hour - by-hour basis?

    CNN Transcript Oct 20, 2002

  • And, at the present time, because it's changing literally on an hour - by-hour basis, the short answer is we simply can't be sure, but there's no doubt at all that there's been a fundamental change in the position of the Taliban regime.

    CNN Transcript Nov 13, 2001

  • He has documented the group in an almost hour- by-hour, day-by-day process in a series of books, as well as co- authoring The Beatles’ London.

    The Elegant Variation:

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