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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

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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