• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Side-wind a wind blowing laterally: any indirect influence or means
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  • Edward Gibbon
    “The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”


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


In literature:

We were to cross to Kabogo, a large mass of mountains on the eastern side, but the wind was too high.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
At that moment a puff of wind disturbed the papers by his side.
"A Lost Leader" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Farther back, and opening on the side street, was a long, dark hall-way, from which a winding staircase led to the residence above.
"Trifles for the Christmas Holidays" by H. S. Armstrong
Reckless, mad with rage, he sprang up the wind-swept side, and reached the crest.
"Molly McDonald" by Randall Parrish
He got up and found himself in the wood near the cave of the winds, and the mother of the winds sat by his side.
"Stories from Hans Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
They ran side by side with studding sails set, and at the rate of ten knots, before the wind, which blew directly into Toulon.
"The Life of Admiral Viscount Exmouth" by Edward Osler
There they anchored, for the brisas, which there are side winds, were breaking the counterbalances of the caracoas.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXIV, 1630-34" by Various
With the rapidity of wind the crackling spread to either side.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
Springs and tenuous, wind-blown falls like water threads trickled down each side of the lofty rocks.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
The weather was foggy, a stiff wind blowing and the basket swinging from side to side.
"S.O.S. Stand to!" by Reginald Grant
The shower drizzled out; its main force was spent on the southern plateaus, and cool gusts of wind blew across to the north side.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
At this judgment you can only arrive by a side wind.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
The road winding around the brink of this abyss was skirted on its further side by a steep and densely wooded slope.
"At War with Pontiac" by Kirk Munroe and J. Finnemore
Now the trail leaves the canon and winds out upon the open mountain-side.
"A Truthful Woman in Southern California" by Kate Sanborn
The wind had become so strong that it was necessary to move the mess boards around to the leeward side of the pavilion.
"Tom Slade at Temple Camp" by Percy K. Fitzhugh
He taught me how to know from which side the wind was coming, so as to make use of the least shelter against the cold.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
With a big fire there always is a wind, sucked in from all sides, as the hot air rises.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
But the wind was blowing almost a gale, and Bessie saw a little streamer of flame run up the side of the woodshed.
"A Campfire Girl's First Council Fire" by Jane L. Stewart
Sometimes the noises would be right by my side and I would feel like a hot wind passing around me, and lights would flash all over the room.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
We camped and waited for the strong southeast wind to force the sides of the lead together.
"A Negro Explorer at the North Pole" by Matthew A. Henson

In poetry:

O he has gone down to yon shore-side,
As fast as he could fare;
He saw Fair Annie in her boat,
But the wind it tossd her sair.
"Love Gregor; Or, The Lass Of Lochroyan" by Andrew Lang
The voices loved of him who sang,
Where Tweed and Teviot glide,
That sound to-day on all the winds
That blow from Rydal-side,--
"Child-Songs" by John Greenleaf Whittier
On they float with wind and tide,--
Gain at last the old ship's side;
Every man looks down in turn,--
Reads the name that's on her stern.
"The Old Cruiser" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Yes, on that night of winds and tide,
One poor unfortunate and unknown
Leaped from our vessel's wave-washed side
And found his coral bed alone.
"Descriptive Voyage From New York To Aspinwall" by James Madison Bell
Still on we went, as the west wind drove,
On, on, o'er the pathless tide;
And I lay in a sleep, 'twixt life and death,
And the child was at my side.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
She laid a hand on the dresser-ledge,
And scanned far Egdon-side;
And stood; and you heard the wind-swept sedge
And the rippling Froom; till she cried:
"The Slow Nature" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Around midnight on Dec 12, just a few minutes after being elected leader of one of the most influential tech groups in New York City, Nate Westheimer was winding down in his Lower East Side apartment with some Wii Bowling.
Air and drainage space between siding and sheathing prevent problems that can be caused by wind-driven rain, but so do conventional felts and housewraps.
As the campaigns wind down, it is worth noting how each side is playing the obviously 'in play', Iowa.
Mother Nature was a thorn in the side of many chunkers and their fans but the cold temperatures, fierce winds and a storm-related Friday cancellation couldn't stop this year's Punkin Chunkin.
(Courtesy photo) The large garage on the north side of the Radium Rangers Senior Center sits in ruins after it was destroyed by strong winds during a thunderstorm Saturday night.
Heavy-duty cable guides or side channel secure the shade fabric against wind and weather, with a weather- and insect-resistant solid aluminum headbox.
The boarder tastes the dirt on the side of the long winding mountain road.
Candidates Take Sides On Mountaintop Wind Moratorium.
The federal government has approved a 44-mile transmission line to carry electrical power from a proposed wind farm on the north side of 9,733-foot Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon's high desert to an existing line in Harney County.
We stay on the cool side of the boundary so that winds from the northeast keep our daytime temperatures down mainly in the mid-to-upper 40a.
Wind tax credit put Romney, Brownback on opposite sides.
Vintage linen postcard showing view of Meddocino Drive as it winds through Pasadena with palm trees lining both sides of the street and mountains in the distance.
A broken tail light lies on the side of a winding Olney Roadway, evidence of an accident that shattered several lives.
Living on the north side of the coverage area for the newspaper, I missed the damaging winds from the big storm that hit Belmont County.
Understand this is just a perception on my part: I don't have my ear to the ground, otherwise I'd wind up with frostbite on one side of my head.

In science:

The wind is unsteady and consists of an opaque, slow vertical flow near the disk that is bounded on the polar side by a high-velocity stream. A typical column density through the fast stream is a few 1023 cm−2 so the stream is optically thin to the UV radiation.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
H, O, and C on the left-hand side are the cometary neutrals and p are the solar wind protons.
Are the sungrazing comets the inner source of pickup ions and energetic neutral atoms?
In particular, only the blue side of the Lyα line would be scattered away, while the red side would be observed, with a profile that depends on the ionization state of the IGM surrounding the galaxy or the presence of galactic winds (Miralda-Escud´e 1998; Santos 2004).
The First Cosmic Structures and their Effects
The nature of the system is aspherical, and the wind from η Carinae A prevents UV radiation from the companion from ionizing that portion of the circumstellar material on the far side of the star from η Carinae B.
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis
This implicitly means that the wind from η Carinae is asymmetric as well: ionized on the side near the companion, less ionized on the opposite side.
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis
Similarly, the portion of the wind which is shadowed from the companion’s radiation might feel a stronger radiative acceleration away from the primary than the ionized side of the wind near the companion.
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis
Similarly, the portion of the wind which is shadowed from the companion’s radiation might feel a stronger radiative acceleration than the ionized side of the wind near the companion.
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis
If formed in a photoevaporative wind, the [Ne II] emission from stars with optically-thick inner disks will likely appear blueshifted, as only the front side of the disk will be detectable.
High-resolution Spectroscopy of [Ne II] Emission from TW Hya
This northern Hi has a velocity consistent with being on the far side of M82, as is the northern wind.
ROSAT Observations of the Galactic Wind in M82
In either case, we find the two-dimensional structure of the wind consists of a dense, slow outflow, typically confined to angles within ∼45 degrees of the equatorial plane, that is bounded on the polar side by a high-velocity, lower density stream.
Radiation driven winds from luminous accretion disks
Feedback from starburstdriven galactic winds may be one of many side effects of this tight starburst – AGN connection.
The AGN Paradigm: Radio-Quiet Objects
It was pointed out that from the observational side the problems remain as to being sure that the diffuse emission is genuinely diffuse and associated with the cluster wind.
Evolution of X-ray emission from young massive star clusters
The secondary wind ‘cleans’ the area behind the secondary (right side in Figure 1) and compresses the primary wind along the contact discontinuity, increasing the recombination rate there.
Accretion onto the Companion of Eta Carinae During the Spectroscopic Event. IV. the Disappearance of Highly Ionized Lines
This solid angle is to a side opposing the primary wind (the right side of the secondary star in Figure 1), and the asymptotic opening angle of this region is φa ≃ 60◦ (Akashi et al. 2006).
Accretion onto the Companion of Eta Carinae During the Spectroscopic Event. IV. the Disappearance of Highly Ionized Lines
This indicates that they are being deflected by a side-wind probably coming from a star located inside the nebula or by the expansion of the nebula itself.
Numerical Simulations of HH 555