from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In marine engineering, either of the working-beams of a side-beam engine.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Just then the sun went behind a cloud, and only a side-beam of radiance shot forth, pouring itself straight down on the royally attired figure of the monarch and the headless body of Khosrul, and at the same time bringing into sudden and prominent relief the silver Cross that glittered on the breast of the bleeding corpse, and that seemed to mysteriously offer itself as the Key to some unsolved Enigma.
And see you yon side-beam that is forced from under it, and sets the church-tower over there all a-hell-fire as it were?