One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Situated or operating in the open air or at a distance from somewhere.‘you don't want to go out-by on a cold day like this’
- ‘I can sleep well enough myself out-by.’
- ‘I'm just going away out-bye for a walk to myself.’
- ‘Bill ushered the amazed Tate out-bye.’
- ‘“I've been out-bye again,” he announced, “and it's snowing hard."’
- ‘My apologies for keeping you out-by.’
Done, situated, or used out of doors or at a distance from somewhere.‘the out-by land was used for summer grazing’
- ‘The out-bye land is higher, harsher, of difficult topography, and generally less productive.’
- ‘His job was to patrol the out-bye areas and check conditions to make sure everything was safe.’
- ‘Sometimes the out-bye men came down to prowl the houses.’
- ‘There is little difference between their method and that of our own women spinners in the ‘out-by’ farms.’
- ‘The out-by farms have lovely names.’
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