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n. (plural of bye-street English)

Usage examples of "bye-streets".

And at the same time there emerged from scores of bye-streets, lanes, and nameless turnings, innumerable people, carrying their dinners to the bakers’ shops.

Paul’s , shyly , like some one penetrating on tiptoe , exploring a strange house by night with a candle , on edge lest the owner should suddenly fling wide his bedroom door and ask her business , nor did she dare wander off into queer alleys , tempting bye-streets , any more than in a strange house open doors which might be bedroom doors , or sitting-room doors , or lead straight to the larder .