from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of passing by.
  • n. In coal-mining, a siding on which the tubs pass each other underground.


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  • The Department for Transport admits that the "assumed pass-by noise level" of a train travelling at 350kph at 25m from the centre line of the track is 95 decibels.

    High-speed link derails plans to sell – and a boy's place at school

  • The men and women in their soiled aprons were working class heroes, playing an appreciated role, feeding pass-by revolutionaries and slaking the thirst of the throng.


  • And if attacked by the enemy they would just sit and relax and let the carnage pass-by because the terrorists are only expressing their sentiments.

    US Presidential Election and the Mob (noisy pro Dems crowd)

  • During the first pass-by of the fanties, Jane Sagan discovers a large hole underneath one of the containers that forms the outside wall of the settler village; this is seemingly explained when Jane Sagan brings in a “yote” — a predator the size of a large dog — that was found later sniffing around that hole.

    About the Werewolves in The Last Colony « Whatever

  • On the walk, as were were just about to the bus station, we saw a number 18 pass-by.

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  • The archer stood steady in the stirrups and took aim, firing at the instant of the pass-by and shattering the plate into a cloud of rainbow confetti.

    Turmoil and Triumph

  • MS. MYERS: No. Q Since he's going to be in town Sunday morning now instead of in Jamestown, have you thought about him making a quick pass-by, fly-over -- (laughter) --

    Am Press Briefing By Dee Dee Myers

  • Accomplished Uranus pass-by and beamed them rec-ords and messages.

    The Metrognome and Other Stories

  • Accomplished Uranus pass-by and beamed them records and messages.

    The Metrognome and other Stories

  • We have stained our hands in the times that are past, Before God, we would wash them white, For the nations are in the proving: Each day is judgment day; And the peoples He finds wanting Shall pass-by the winding way.

    The British Empire and Islam


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