To come by

to get possession of; to obtain.

See also: By

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The majority of the trees large enough to be used for those purposes are upwards of 200 years old, Deans explains, and are difficult to come by. For this most recent work, the city of Charleston, South Carolina, donated live oaks felled in 1989 by Hurricane Hugo, and other timbers have come from construction projects throughout the Southeast.