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Bypath   Listen
noun
Bypath  n.  (pl. bypaths)  A private path; an obscure way; indirect means. "God known, my son, By what bypaths, and indirect crooked ways, I met this crown."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Bypath" Quotes from Famous Books



... woods, they pushed on, in the vain pursuit, about a mile farther; when, meeting some townsmen, they ascertained that he had not passed in that direction. They then retraced their steps, carefully examining every bypath and open spot by the road-side, where any ordinary horse could be made to go; but making no discoveries, they concluded to return to the tavern for consultation; for they grew more and more puzzled ...
— The Rangers - [Subtitle: The Tory's Daughter] • D. P. Thompson

... of life, each newcomer repeats the old experiments, and laughs and weeps for himself. We will be explorers, though all the highways have their guideposts and every bypath is mapped. Helen of Troy will not deter us, nor the wounds of Caesar frighten, nor the voice of the king crying 'Vanity!' from his throne dismay. What wonder that the stars that once sang for joy are dumb and the constellations go ...
— Craftsmanship in Teaching • William Chandler Bagley

... through: by what means, with whose help?... In his complex of thought the word "thesis" came to his tongue, but he kept from speaking it. He had been advised that his son had at last struck out definitely into some bookish bypath—just what bypath mattered little, he gathered, if it were but followed to the end. Yet the end was still far—and the boy evidently realized this. He was glad that Bertram was sober over the prospect and over his present plan—which was a serious ...
— Bertram Cope's Year • Henry Blake Fuller

... little before them, there was on the left hand of the road a meadow, and a stile to go over into it; and that 10 meadow is called Bypath Meadow. Then said Christian to his fellow, "If this meadow lieth along by our wayside, let us go over into it." Then he went to the stile to see, and behold a path lay along by the way on the other ...
— Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year • E.C. Hartwell



Words linked to "Bypath" :   byroad, road



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