by

English translation: by

07:29 Apr 9, 2005
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / children's literature
English term or phrase: by
Taking a good look, they saw the slender figure of Grassie who was hanging from the tree caught on a gnarled snag by (with?) her dress.

Dear native English speakers!
Please advise which preposition it would be better to use here - by or with. I would choose 'with', but Google says that 'by' is more common. Is it really so?
Thank you.

P.S. This is my translation from Russian.

More context:
The tree is BELOW them, it grows from a cleft in a rocky wall, while they stand on the top of the wall.
Andrew Vdovin
Local time: 15:49
English translation:by
Explanation:
:-)

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Note added at 9 mins (2005-04-09 07:39:24 GMT)
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Hanging by a string /thread / ...

caught by the tail /surprise / ...

caught by her hair ...
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Hermann
Local time: 09:49
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!
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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
by


Explanation:
:-)

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Note added at 9 mins (2005-04-09 07:39:24 GMT)
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Hanging by a string /thread / ...

caught by the tail /surprise / ...

caught by her hair ...

Hermann
Local time: 09:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Enza Longo
11 mins
  -> thanks

agree  NancyLynn
5 hrs
  -> thanks Nancy :-)
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