upon the by

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upon the by

  1. (obsolete) by the by; incidentally
    • Francis Bacon
      In this instance, there is, upon the by, to be noted, the percolation or suing of the verjuice through the wood; for verjuice of itself would never have passed through the wood: so as, it seemeth, it must be first in a kind of vapour, before it pass.