n.1.A separate, private, or obscure street; an out of the way or cross street.
He seeks by-streets, and saves the expensive coach.
- Gay.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Today it's thick with cars, no longer the quiet residential by-street where Kathleen Beauchamp ambled to school.
A signal of a fire in the 2nd Irtyshsky By-Street was received at 06.00.