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by_means_of

by means of

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by means of

  1. by using (a thing)
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, chapter 23:
      "By means of the Golden Cap I shall command the Winged Monkeys to carry you to the gates of the Emerald City," said Glinda, "for it would be a shame to deprive the people of so wonderful a ruler."

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