GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. [Colloq.] on the thither side of; as,
on the shady side offifty; that is, more than fifty.
“He was shown into a little dark parlour on the ground floor; the house was on the shady side of the street, and though it was a reasonably sunny day elsewhere, not a glance of the sunlight visited any thing except the chimney-tops on the opposite side.”
“Captain Browne was a tall, upright, florid man, a little on the shady side of life, but carrying his age with a cheerful greenness.”
“There's where I deceived myself; because when I had worked all round that blessed range and come upon Davis's hut – that was the out-station where we had settled to meet some time in the arternoon – what should I see but Munro and Joe Smelt a-lying on the shady side of the hut as cool and comfortable as you please, smoking their pipes, and the whole mob of sheep lying quiet and peaceable on the little flat, with”
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