Definition of byway
- meandering more and more in the fascinating byways of learning
- —The Times Literary Supplement (London)
I prefer to take byways to town.
He's traveled the highways and byways of this country.
the byways of the art world
The book chronicles some of the interesting byways of legal history.
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: a road that is not used very much
byways : the parts of a subject that are not commonly known
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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