from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An auxiliary sliderest on a planing-machine.
  • n. In printing, a heading or a subhead run in at the beginning of a paragraph, instead of being made a separate line. See head, 13.
  • n. A slide-rest carrying a cutting-tool and adjusted on ways forming part of the uprights at the sides of a metal-planing machine.
  • n. In wood-working machines, a revolving cutter-head on a vertical axis on the side of the frame, for working out profiles of moldings and similar strips.


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  • Every paragraph has the side-head, "London," "Vienna," or some other town, and a date.

    A Tramp Abroad

  • Only the world spies a side-head at her, husbanded or not, though the main fault was his, and she had a right to insist that he should be sure of his charge before he smacked her in the face with it before the world.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Complete

  • Compared to programming television, side-head karate kicks and back-over judo flips are child's play.

    Phillies Zone

  • In addition to this quotation, and as if to give emphasis, the historian places prominently in a side-head the words, "_Decay of pure Christianity, A.D.

    The Last Reformation


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