- n a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
- n an auxiliary activity
- At one of his recent town hall meetings, President Obama said he would gladly welcome members of Congress to the White House to read through health care legislation "line-by-line.
- Mirengoff, who goes by Deacon on the site, is the details man, the close-focus, line-by-line analyst.
- The president-elect says he's willing to eliminate wasteful government programs, will go through the budget line-by-line during Chicago presser.