Hard by

Also found in: Idioms.
Related to Hard by: hard knocks, Hard boiled eggs
; close at hand; not far off.

See also: Hard

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Tell me, Pawnee, have you ever in your traditions heard of a mighty people who once lived on the shores of the Salt-lake, hard by the rising sun?"
With a hard landing unlikely and expansion hard by, the Fed faces some hard calls.