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- v. To obtain; to get, especially by chance or involuntarily.
- v. To come near to; to pass; to visit.
- interj. A command to a sheepdog to move clockwise around the sheep
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. visit informally and spontaneously
- v. obtain, especially accidentally
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Henry George was an odd-job printer, and work was hard to come by and ill paid at best.
“Neil was about as good as you could come by in evaluating a man from a test-pilot-performance capability,” Kraft states.
The Papagos also seem to remove the placenta forcibly, if it does not speedily come by natural means.
If you come by the way of St. Omers, which is but two posts further, you will see a new & beautiful country.
My brother Wade is so pleased with your help, Alva Jane, that he wants you to continue to come by every day to help with Ann Marie.
One May day in Petrograd, Russia, Madame Telechof was in the living room of her house with her five children; a former servant had just come by for a visit.
And then, as if to underscore the remaining ambiguity about Mussolinis legacy, someone else had come by with a different-colored spray paint and tried to obliterate that message.
And I have come by Snow Leopard and Raven and Bear—by every living beast—to declare war on the Dragonspawn!
THE WOODLAWNS had been having one of their jolliest evenings all by themselves, and then, for no good reason that Caddie could see at all, the sleighing party from town had come by and spoiled everything.
Ottis wants you to come by and look at some new corn seed he bought from some trapper.