from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A way-station.
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We are near a by-station now; if I find none there to prevent me, I shall get away by the first train; to hide in these woods is out of the question.
Recommend me to some nice quiet retreat, not too far from the city, but at a safe distance; put me in a carriage, at daylight, which will carry me out to some by-station, where I can take passage behind the iron horse, unmolested, for fresh fields and pastures new. "