Along on
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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  • Along — A*long (?; 115), adv. [OE. along, anlong, AS. andlang, along; pref. and (akin to OFris. ond , OHG. ant , Ger. ent , Goth. and , anda , L. ante, Gr. ?, Skr. anti, over against) + lang long. See {Long}.] 1. By the length; in a line with the length; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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