Along of
Along A*long" [AS. gelang owing to.] (Now heard only in the prep. phrase {along of}.) [1913 Webster]

{Along of}, {Along on}, often shortened to {Long of}, prep. phr., owing to; on account of. [Obs. or Low. Eng.] ``On me is not along thin evil fare.'' --Chaucer. ``And all this is long of you.'' --Shak. ``This increase of price is all along of the foreigners.'' --London Punch. [1913 Webster]


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