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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    (old-fashioned) near; beside; by

    And with one blow, Goliath lay low, his head cut off forby; He dropped his sling, they made him king, That gallant shepherd boy.

    Submitted by Roy Copeland from Thailand on 25/08/2013


… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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