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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Forby  \For*by"\,  adv  &  prep.  [See  {Foreby}.] 
  Near  hard  by  along  past.  [Obs.] 
  To  tell  her  if  her  child  went  ought  forby.  --Chaucer. 
  To  the  intent  that  ships  may  pass  along  forby  all  the 
  sides  of  the  city  without  let  --Robynson