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  • n. the left side of a road vehicle when facing in the same direction as the vehicle
  • n. the face of the Moon nearest the Earth

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the side of a vehicle nearest the kerb


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  • A person who rides the (leading) nearside (left-hand side) horse drawing a coach or carriage, esp. when one pair only is used and there is no coachman.

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  • The result suggests that far-side crust was cooler and harder than that of the nearside.

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  • I prefer the north as the mobility to the entire lunar nearside and farside is much greater than in the south.

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  • One of the most intriguing aspects of the race was the fact that Excel Bolt came alone along the stands side rail, indicating that runners who decide to go down the nearside at this meeting may not be disadvantaged.

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  • Deker swung the wheel, scraping the nearside fender against the metal rail so that sparks flew.


  • Instead, he carried on waving at his mates and giving them the rods, turning his head only at the last second to see the nearside of my car looming.

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  • It had crashed down into the wall five or six leagues to port, sagging broken spined withone half on the nearside and the other half on the far side, like a colossal maggot trying to wriggle over an obstacle.

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  • I flailed my arms for a hold on the stone, and by the grace of God my left hand fell on the nearside rail, and I was hanging on for dear life, my chest on the stone, my bleeding belly below the brink of the chasm, and the rest of me dangling into the void.


  • The driver seemed to come out of the skid but as he passed us his nearside wheels went up on the verge, and the car took off.

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  • The driver, whose HGV was missing a nearside mirror, failed to see Mr Ferguson in front of his vehicle and when the lights changed, moved off, driving over Mr Ferguson and his bicycle, killing him instantly.

    Archive 2009-04-01


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