• Siding, Ceiling, Flooring
    Siding, Ceiling, Flooring
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n siding a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
    • n siding material applied to the outside of a building to make it weatherproof
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Additional illustrations & photos:

She bust her old sides in the attempt She bust her old sides in the attempt
A bridge spans a steep-sided gorge A bridge spans a steep-sided gorge
The Queer Side of Things The Queer Side of Things
Detail of the Side Chair Detail of the Side Chair
The Legs Fold on the Under Side of Top The Legs Fold on the Under Side of Top
127. Under side of head of Diplax 127. Under side of head of Diplax
On A Side Hill On A Side Hill

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today
    • Siding A side track, as a railroad; a turnout.
    • Siding Attaching one's self to a party.
    • Siding (Carp) The covering of the outside wall of a frame house, whether made of weatherboards, vertical boarding with cleats, shingles, or the like.
    • Siding (Shipbuilding) The thickness of a rib or timber, measured, at right angles with its side, across the curved edge; as, a timber having a siding of ten inches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The famous ship "Old Ironsides" actually had wooden sides.
    • n siding The act. of taking sides; the attaching of one's self to a party; division into sides or parties.
    • n siding On railroads, a short additional track placed at the side of a main line, and connected at one or both ends with the main lines of rails by means of Switches or points. It serves for enabling trains to pass each other in opposite directions, for withdrawing a slow train to allow a fast train moving in the same direction to pass, and for other uses.
    • n siding The covering or boarding of the sides of a frame building, or the material used for that purpose, as weather-boards, or boards or shingles otherwise prepared.
    • n siding The dressing of timbers to their correct breadth, as in shipbuilding; also, the timbers so dressed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The side of a hammer is a cheek.
    • Siding a short line of rails on which wagons are shunted from the main-line
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  • Jascha Heifetz
    Jascha Heifetz
    “No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There are usually two sides to every argument but no end.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.”
  • Louis XIV
    Louis XIV
    “Whatever side I take, I know well that I will be blamed.”
  • Thích Nhat Hanh
    Thích Nhat Hanh
    “In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.”
  • William E. Gladstone
    “You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.”


Blind-sided - If you are blind-sided, an event with a negative impact takes you completely by surprise.
Born on the wrong side of the blanket - A child born on the wrong side of the blanket is illegitimate- his or her parents were not married at the time of the birth.
Get out of bed on the wrong side - If you get out of bed on the wrong side, you wake up and start the day in a bad mood for no real reason.
Grass may be greener on the other side but it's just as hard to mow - 'The grass may be greener on the other side but it's just as hard to mow' is an expression used to mean a person's desire to have that which another person has in the belief it will make their life easieris false as all situations come with their own set of problems.
Know which side one's bread is buttered on - If you know which side one's bread is buttered on, you know where your interests lie and will act accordingly to protect or further them.
Look on the bright side - If you look on the bright side, you try to see things in an optimistic way, especially when something has gone wrong.
On the flip side - On the reverse or the other side
Other side of the coin - The other side of the coin is a different, usually opposing, view of a situation. ('Flip side of the coin' is an alternative.)
Seamy side - The seamy side of something is the unpleasant or sordid aspect it has.
Time is on my side - If time is on your side, you have the luxury of not having to worry about how long something will take.
Two sides of the same coin - If two things are two sides of the same coin, there is much difference between them.


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


In literature:

These hand-stones are worn longitudinally into various shapes; some have two flat sides, while the third side remains oval.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
On the starboard side, lie down till I give the word.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
The captain of a Junior House side is always very fond of putting the other side in first.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
Feversham followed his example, and side by side they went racing down the sand.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
From side to side, well under the front of the ceiling the distance is 110 feet.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
Houses crept up close to the wall on the city side, and began to appear on the opposite side just under the wall.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
As only one side of the car is visible, it will be necessary to decorate only one side.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
Edge wire is always sewed on same side of brim as the headsize wire, which is usually the smooth side.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
Hour after hour passed away, as we sat side by side on the sand.
"Manco, the Peruvian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
The two ships now ran on side by side, Rayner having shortened sail so as to avoid shooting ahead of his antagonist.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sides were now more equal, but still Blackall had not enough on his side.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
Have the patient as near the side of the bed as is safe, on her side, and facing the side on which she is lying.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
A line of full milk-pans were ranged side by side on a shelf.
"Lad: A Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
Nay, let us rather cross to the east side: still side with the strong arm!
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
A plank-walk is laid on one side of the avenue by the shore, the other side being occupied by stores, fish-houses, and wharves.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
His sallow cheeks were flushed, and his eyes gleamed spitefully as he looked from side to side.
"My Lady Rotha" by Stanley J. Weyman
In a moment we were pacing side by side, the long, straight road before us.
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
The governor spoke to the detective as they walked side by side.
"The Crime and the Criminal" by Richard Marsh
Standing as we do afar off, we are apt to forget the atrocious side of the Boer, and regard the ridiculous side with good-natured contempt.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
He and I came here the same time and lay side by side.
"Diary of an Enlisted Man" by Lawrence Van Alstyne

In poetry:

With enemies on every side,
We lean on Thee, the Crucified;
Forsaking all on earth beside,
We follow Thee.
"Through Good Report and Evil, Lord" by Horatius Bonar
How sweet the music sounded
That summer long ago,
When you were by my side, love,
To list its gentle flow.
"An Old Memory" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
This is a lonely lover!
Come, fair one, to his side,
That happy be together
The bridegroom and the bride!
"Marriage Song" by Yehudah ha-Levi
Soul, be strong, whate'er betide,
God himself is guard and guide,—
With my Father at my side,
Never mind!
"Never Mind!" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
The people go, the people flow
T'other side o' the wall
With silken rustle and laughter low
As to a festival.
"The Wall Between" by Katharine Tynan
He lent his head upon his hand,
His elbow on his knee,
And so by Jaspar's side he sat
And not a word said he.
"Jaspar" by Robert Southey

In news:

The 28-year-old Diaz will join the German Bundesliga side from Belgian side Club Brugge.
This internationally known road race is one of the few events where Olympians and Everyday Joes can line up side-by-side.
Add croissants and fry until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
As there are always two sides to every story, there are also two sides to every individual.
When the old and the new stand side by side and admit of being compared.
"The law is on your side, people are on your side," he said.
Shortly after the lawsuit came about, Oliveri dropped out of Kyuss Lives and sided with Homme 's side of the argument.
The idling trucks are a sore spot for residents of the West Side that borders the bridge and its plaza on the American side.
"Glass Graphica" The two artists whose works appear side by side in this exhibition, Moshe Bursuker and Miguel Unson, have long been acquaintances.
Chinese and Japanese ships steam side by side near islands called Senkaku more.
Two people barely fit side by side in the tiny cockpit.
Using a pastry brush, remove the excess preserves from the sides, press the almonds around the sides of the brie.
WHEN WHITTAKER CHAMBERS broke with the Communist Party, he mournfully declared that he knew he was "leaving the winning side for the losing side".
I was watching my puppy play in it the other day, bent down to pick her up and saw two four-leaf clovers almost side by side.
Have three police cars drive side-by-side on I-24/75 at 56 mph.

In science:

In such a scenario, the current limit on the size of the emitting region allows only for a very compact emission region, and rules out a double sided jet where both sides are visible (even if the emission from each side is from a compact region).
SN 2001em: Not so Fast
The main difficulty associated with the two-sided tests is that two equivalent 1-sided tests may result in distinct 2-sided tests.
On two-sided p-values for non-symmetric distributions
The statistics are based on the profile likelihood ratio and can be used for a two-sided test of a strength parameter µ (tµ ), a one-sided test for discovery (q0 ), and a one-sided test for finding an upper limit (qµ and ˜qµ ).
Asymptotic formulae for likelihood-based tests of new physics
For the initial face the ordering is: the initial side, the internal side, the second boundary side; for the terminal face: the internal side, the terminal side, the second boundary side.
Operators of rank 1, discrete path integration and graph Laplacians
Say that an orientation of two adjacent faces sharing a side a is compatible if a is the first internal side in one face and the second internal side in the other.
Operators of rank 1, discrete path integration and graph Laplacians
It is not hard to see that a lower bound on the lefthand side of each of the 8 inequalities that occur in (6.1) is obtained by subtracting 1 from the righthand 0 denotes the righthand side and bk side.
Intersection cuts from multiple rows: a disjunctive programming approach
The radius r0 shows a difference in between the NE (110-120 AU) and SW (80-90 AU) sides (although with a low significance in Ks) which actually is in agreement with the im ages where the NE side appear slightly more elongated than the SW side.
Morphology of the very inclined debris disk around HD 32297
Notice that the right-hand sides of (4.14) provides an analytic continuation of the left-hand side for |v | > 1 and the right-hand side of (4.16) gives a regularization of the left-hand side.
Integral and Series Representations of Riemann's Zeta function, Dirichelet's Eta Function and a Medley of Related Results
Notice that the right-hand sides of (4.14) provides an analytic continuation of the left-hand side for |v | > 1 and the right-hand side of (4.16) gives a regularization of the left-hand side.
Integral and Series Representations of Riemann's Zeta function, Dirichelet's Eta Function and a Medley of Related Results
The higher flux from the NE side of the debris, which produces the blue-shifted side of the line profile, is consistent with the stronger ejecta-ring interaction seen on that side (e.g., Racusin et al. 2009).
Late Spectral Evolution of the Ejecta and Reverse Shock in SN1987A
We call the sides of length N δ the long sides of Q, and we call the hyperplane generated by the long sides the hyperplane of Q.
An improved bound for the Minkowski dimension of Besicovitch sets in medium dimension
It is true in particular for the Macnab polygon, which is a cyclic equiangular alternate-sided 2n-gon with n sides of length a and n sides of length b.
Problems on polygons and Bonnesen-type inequalities
The left hand side is cal led the global side and the other the local side of the Lefschetz Formula.
A prime geodesic theorem for higher rank II: singular geodesics
Another measurement that strongly supported the scenario of jet quenching was the disappereance of the away-side jet [ 13, 14] in central Au + Au collisions, whereas for d + Au and peripheral Au + Au near side and away side back-toback jet correlations have been measured.
Recent Results from the BRAHMS Experiment
If we filter the left side by [x, i] → i and the right side by [y, i, j ] → i + j , then both sides are filtered complexes.
On knot Floer homology for some fibered knots