• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Side-splitting affecting the sides convulsively, as in boisterous laughter
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  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    “Fine writers should split hairs together, and sit side by side, like friendly apes, to pick the fleas from each others fur.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. síde; Ger. seite, Dut. zijde.


In literature:

Soon Grunty came upon a cluster of the three-sided nuts, clinging inside a bur that the frost had split open.
"The Tale of Grunty Pig" by Arthur Scott Bailey
She stared at the side of the frost-split fragment with dilated eyes.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Let a quiet and demure dulness be the foil of your side-splitting sallies.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
The torrent of life had split and rushed by on either side of it.
"Select Conversations with an Uncle" by H. G. Wells
It'll make you split your sides!
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
This diverted me so, that I could not help laughing ready to split my sides.
"The History of Sandford and Merton" by Thomas Day
Split my sides, I've a sick heart to sail with the likes of you!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I watched her through the window, laughing so hard I almost split my sides, and she fairly flew at me.
"Kidnapped at the Altar" by Laura Jean Libbey
The fun of these side splitting designs is only equalled by their variety.
"English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century." by Graham Everitt
Ye'd split yer two sides at the people.
"The Weans at Rowallan" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick

In news:

Anglers in Salem, Massachusetts found a "split" lobster with Halloween orange and black sides.
Hyponotist Sailesh is ready to let the students of Pennsylvania College of Technology take part in his side-splitting, edgy show Aug 18, beginning at 9 pm on the Professional Development Center lawn.
The Musical Side Of A Split Personality .
G-Side, the Huntsville, Alabama, rap duo consisting of ST 2 Lettaz and Yung Clova have split up .
Only this time they are split into 2 groups with Cindy and Terry on one side and Dawn and Maxine on the other SMH.
When he's not busting guts and splitting sides as one of America's most iconic comedic actors, Steve Martin likes to get his bluegrass on.
Soon, one or both sides of this split-up will find out the stories that broke them apart were fabricated by you.
After all, this Original Kings of Comedy star and popular former sitcom figure still plays to sold-out shows from coast to coast with his side-splitting stand-up routine.
You can even apply your talents to both sides making a jack-o'-lantern with a "split personality".
EDMOND — The top two swimming programs on the West side of the state squared off Friday at the OKCCC Aquatic Center, with the Edmond schools and the Norman schools battling each other with split team results.
The open split on the American side has reduced Karzai's incentives to alter his behavior.
Because he takes the most ordinary, mundane, frustrating experiences of everyday life and makes them side-splittingly funny.
And I can display both electronic charts and radar side-by-side in split-screen mode on my Lowrance HDS-10 multi-function display ($2,349,
Despite split, S. Side church revels in Obama win.
This is how he describes his affection for both sides of Cleveland's geographic split personality.

In science:

Under the influence of radiation, the δ spectral function is shifted by ∆ due to the renormalization of the electron energy as a result of its interaction with the electromagnetic field, and splits in a series of side bands.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures
According to , the splitting of the right hand side of the brane-Einstein equations into a term characterizing the bulk (Eµν ) and a term on the brane containing linear and quadratic terms of the energy-momentum tensor is highly non-unique.
Classical and quantum dynamics of confined test particles in brane gravity
The Q-transformations are almost unchanged – the only subtlety is that the explicit covariant derivative appearing on the right hand side of the variation of ψµ must be a forward difference operator and various commutators are point split in such a way as to transform correctly under lattice gauge transformations.
Notes on (twisted) lattice supersymmetry
Whenever one of the physically important scales (§ 1.5.2) is crossed and a change of physical regime occurs, these cascades are mixed back together into the overall kinetic cascade of W , which can then be split in a different way as it emerges on the “opposite side ” of the transition region in the scale space.
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
Based on this basic scheme, we have further proposed an alternative cooperative transmission scheme in the second hop, that takes advantage of the side information available at the relays as a by-product of the use of rate splitting in the first hop.
Capacity of Linear Two-hop Mesh Networks with Rate Splitting, Decode-and-forward Relaying and Cooperation