One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveNorthern English, Scottish
(of farmland or farming) situated or carried out near to the farm buildings.
- ‘But it also highlights the special relationship between the in-bye pasture, which is used by some birds for feeding, whilst the heather moorland is used for nesting.’
- ‘In the case of a crofting community, for instance, all salmon fishing that borders the in-bye and grazing land can be bought by the crofters in an enforced sale.’
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