prep.1.Near; hard by; along; past. See Forby.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A famous scene early in The Faerie Queene Book I shows Red Cross Knight in such a place unarmed and clearly vulnerable: "To rest him selfe, foreby a fountaine syde, / Disarmed all of yron-coted Plate" (I.vii.2.89).
As when a Faulcon has with nimble flight Flowne at a flush of Ducks foreby the brooke (V ii 54).
15 All suddenly out of the thickest brush, Upon a milk-white Palfrey all alone, A goodly Ladie did foreby them rush, Whose face did seeme as cleare as Christall stone, And eke through feare as white as whales bone: Her garments all were wrought of beaten gold, And all her steed with tinsell trappings shone, Which fled so fast, that nothing mote him hold, And scarse them leasure gaue, her passing to behold.
In revenge, the Foster and his two brothers ambush Timias "Foreby a narrow foord" (
than I can manage the day, foreby ganging to houk up hunder-year-auld