• WordNet 3.6
    • n sidelight light carried by a boat that indicates the boat's direction; vessels at night carry a red light on the port bow and a green light on the starboard bow
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sidelight light coming from the side, any incidental illustration: a window, as opposed to a sky-light, a window above or at the side of a door: one of the red or green lights carried on the side of a vessel under way at night
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. síde; Ger. seite, Dut. zijde.


In literature:

With malice intent have you entered the port of Fitu-Iva after sunset without sidelights burnin'.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Another curious sidelight is thrown on fifteenth century society by the record of the next year.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
These, of course, were merely sidelights.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
You never know what bit of sidelight you might come upon.
"In the Mayor's Parlour" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
Then display your starboard and port sidelights.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
I am only giving a few sidelights of the Great Work.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 2nd, 1914" by Various
It will serve as a sidelight to our legendary scenes.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
Historians, interested in the French revolution, might get some valuable sidelights from Miss Odette Tyler's idea of it.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
But these things were only sidelights on the feelings of the moment.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
And here was an odd sidelight on the Singhalusi character.
"Sjambak" by John Holbrook Vance
Her skin looked very soft and baby-like in the strong sidelight.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
This sidelight on a school for girls was entertaining and unexpected.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
I'm sure you could write if you tried, and anyway, you could probably give me sidelights on the feminine part of it.
"Consequences" by E. M. Delafield
Pat's part was to write a half column of notes called 'Sidelights On The Big Show.
"The Boy Grew Older" by Heywood Broun
Direct evidence on a matter so elusive can hardly be given, but I can throw a few sidelights upon it.
"The Teacher" by George Herbert Palmer
"The World Masters" by George Griffith
Let me add a sort of postscript to what Mr. Nash has told you, which will shed another sidelight on the position.
"A Woman Perfected" by Richard Marsh
The door entrance in the south front has framing sidelights and an elliptical fanlight with wood tracery.
"Huntley" by Tony P. Wrenn
Through the sidelights of the door came the gleam of a lamp.
"The New Boys at Oakdale" by Morgan Scott

In poetry:

My coachman, in the moonlight there,
Looks through the sidelight of the door;
I hear him with his brethren swear,
As I could do—but only more.
"Without And Withiin" by James Russell Lowell
See her come bearing down, a tidy craft!
Gaily her topsails bulge, her sidelights burn!
There's jigging in her rigging fore and aft,
And beauty's self, not name, limned on her stern.
"A Note On Wyatt" by Kingsley Amis
The pot-bellied merchant foreboding no wrong
With headlight and sidelight he lieth along,
Till, lightless and lightfoot and lurking, leap we
To force him discover his business by sea.
"Cruisers" by Rudyard Kipling
It's summer off Stiff, and her lifelines are tight;
There's a flickering gleam from her binnacle light,
And her sidelights are winking toward Liverpool town,
As we sweat up her halliards to Blow the Man Down.
"Home Round The Horn" by Bill Adams

In news:

Thomas Craughwell uncovers a fascinating sidelight to history in his new book, "Thomas Jefferson's Crème Brulee " (973.460).
In a fitful and fitfully effective sidelight as a director, Sean Penn has been trying to make Jon Krakauer's book Into the Wild into a film ever since its publication in 1996.
In the story about President Obama's firing of Gerald Walpin, the Inspector General overseeing potential misuses of Americorps funds, there is a sidelight that isn't drawing much attention.
Thomas Craughwell uncovers a fascinating sidelight to history in his new book, "Thomas Jefferson's Crème Brulee" (973.460).
Installing a brand new kitchen sink and faucet and insulated sidelights on a front door.
Installing a brand new kitchen sink and faucet and insulated sidelights on a front door.
This Old House Ask TOH Kitchen Sink , Sidelights PBS.
A Sidelight on the ICJ's Kosovo Decision.
Fine Doors by Feather River offers Tuscan doors and sidelights.
A refreshing sidelight to Tuesday's election is the the strong interest that early voting has attracted.

In science:

We regard this mechanism of electron pairing as a specific sidelight of BCS theory for good metals, and not an essential characterization of the BCS state.
Order and quantum phase transitions in the cuprate superconductors
Remark 3.7 Here is an amusing sidelight: When we were writing up the proof above, one of us (L.Z.) happened to pick up the then-current issue of the American Mathematical Monthly and happened to notice the following problem from the Problems and Solutions section, proposed by D.
Logarithmic tensor category theory, II: Logarithmic formal calculus and properties of logarithmic intertwining operators