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by the (unit)

For each unit, as of items sold in this manner. How much does this meat cost by the pound?
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by the unit

Fig. each; per. (Used to designate the unit of measure, but not the rate of a measure.) Lettuce is sold by the head. Gas is sold by the gallon.
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by the

bye/by
By the way; incidentally.
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Prosecutor John Elvidge QC said: "She was woken by Gallon who told her she was going home.
* $1 credit for the first 30,000 wine gallons produced;
8 during the past five years in Eugene-Springfield have ranged from a low of $2.29 a gallon in 2015 to $3.60 a gallon in 2013.
There is also a bulk rate of 34 cents per 1,000 gallons for golf courses.
When full, the divided-compartment tank will hold 4,000 gallons each of gasoline and diesel fuel.
As for commercial, industrial and government consumption, the tariff per gallon has been increased from 3 fils to 3.5 fils per gallon up to 10,000 gallons and from 3.5 fils to 4 fils per gallon for consumption of 10,000 to 20,000 gallons, and from 4 fils to 4.6 fils per gallon for more than 20,000 gallons per month.
These prices compare with the national average that increased 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.83 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewHampshireGasPrices.com.
The firm's director for standardization, Kayvan Vaziri, said Iran Khodro has already dramatically improved the fuel efficiency of its cars from 26.5 miles per gallon in 2009 to 29.7 mpg in 2010.
Average retail gasoline prices in New Mexico have risen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.74 per gallon yesterday.
The goal of the "90-Billion Gallon Biofuel Deployment Study" was to assess whether and how a large volume of cellulosic biofuel could be sustainably produced, assuming technical and scientific progress continues at expected rates.
Consumers are now paying 3 cents more per gallon following the rise overnight to $2.391 according to auto club AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service.
Once again, it is interesting to compare this with sales of NFC grapefruit juice, whose price has fallen by 2.8 percent and whose average price per gallon is just $0.20 more.