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  • noun Plural form of topside.


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  • There's the concrete base with its serrated ice wall, in which we can safely store more than one million barrels of oil; and there's the superstructure (we call it topsides), containing the working and living accommodation, two drilling rigs, cranes, a flare boom and helideck.

    Leading a New Industry into a New Century

  • The breadth of beam was always considerably greater in that day than earlier, or until much later, necessitated by the proportionately greater height ( "topsides"), above water, at stem and stern.

    The Mayflower and Her Log; July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621 — Complete

  • She had had to get Moran silenced (with my money, she hoped) if she was to stay topsides with Bertie.


  • It was wide and relatively flat, with long, boxlike nacelles above and below it on either side, and its topsides were rife with a variety of impressive-looking weapon clusters.


  • I turned restlessly again and listened for the soft muttering of the sea down by St Petrox to see what sort of a night it was, and I was with Stenning listening to the ripple of the water on Irene's topsides, talking about the safeguarding of industries and carpet sweepers from the Continent.

    Movie Night

  • Gulf Island's gain also came as the maker of offshore drilling and production platforms said it received a letter of authorization to enter into a contract for the fabrication and integration of the topsides of a major deep-water Gulf of Mexico project.

    Energy Sector Juices Russell

  • I brought the dinghy alongside, stood up, and held her of from the topsides.

    Movie Night

  • Hi Chuck, it seemed those large butterflies, whose topsides were a cobalt blue, were by far the most friendly around humans.

    Holiday Blast « Fairegarden

  • Part of the problem in London is that the underground is always 5 or 10 degrees warmer than topsides, not to mention heating in buses, so it is a bit harder to match clothing to expected conditions.

    Making Light: Snowpocalypse Part Next

  • For the first time, the Air Force dropped "tank buster" bombs dispensing heat-seeking bomblets that float down by parachute, sniffing for tanks and then hammering them with munitions designed to penetrate their vulnerable topsides.

    The Secret War


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