hard by

1) Close to, very near to.

1569 dyed on Linlaye Moore ... and was founde on the morrow after his horse standynge by hym even harde by hym, Almondbury

1623 neare the said swey powles or hard by the same, Colne Bridge

1651 was goeing ... to Farburne hard by Brotherton. Note the use of 'hard' meaning ‘immediately': 1642 if another Ewe have lammed hard before her, Elmswell.

dates 1569 1623 1642 1651

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