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All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
They were eaten too quickly, in long gulps of four-and-twenty hours at a time.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The merest acquaintance would have said something more emphatic than "I will, thank you; good-by," to such a request.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
He walked over to the table and mixed two tumblers of whiskey-and-soda, wondering why he had not thought of it before.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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WORDS RELATED TO BY AND BY

  • anon
  • before long
  • before you know it
  • by and by
  • directly
  • down the line
  • down the pike
  • down the road
  • immediately
  • in a minute
  • in a moment
  • in a short time
  • now
  • nowadays
  • pretty soon
  • shortly
  • soon
  • today
  • without delay
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