(Side"ways`) adv. Toward the side; sidewise.
A second refraction made sideways.Sir I. Newton.
His beard, a good palm's length, at least, . . .Longfellow.
Shot sideways, like a swallow's wings.
(Side"-wheel`), a. Having a paddle wheel on each side; said of steam vessels; as, a side-
1. (Zoöl.) See Horned rattler, under Horned.
2. A heavy swinging blow from the side, which disables an adversary. [Slang.] Sidewise
adv. On or toward one side; laterally; sideways.
I saw them mask their awful glanceEmerson.
Sidewise meek in gossamer lids.
1. Attaching one's self to a party.
2. A side track, as a railroad; a turnout.
3. (Carp.) The covering of the outside wall of a frame house, whether made of weatherboards, vertical
boarding with cleats, shingles, or the like.
4. (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.
(Si"dle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sidled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sidling ] [From Side.] To go or move with
one side foremost; to move sidewise; as, to sidle through a crowd or narrow opening. Swift.
He . . . then sidled close to the astonished girl.Sir W. Scott.
(Siege) n. [OE. sege, OF. siege, F. siège a seat, a siege; cf. It. seggia, seggio, zedio, a seat,
asseggio, assedio, a siege, F. assiéger to besiege, It. & LL. assediare, L. obsidium a siege, besieging; all
ultimately fr. L. sedere to sit. See Sit, and cf. See, n.]
1. A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne. [Obs.] "Upon the very siege of justice." Shak.
A stately siege of sovereign majesty,Spenser.
And thereon sat a woman gorgeous gay.
In our great hall there stood a vacant chair . . .Tennyson.
And Merlin called it "The siege perilous."
2. Hence, place or situation; seat. [Obs.]
Ah! traitorous eyes, come out of your shameless siege forever.Painter (Palace of Pleasure).
3. Rank; grade; station; estimation. [Obs.]
I fetch my life and beingShak.
From men of royal siege.
4. Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter. [Obs.]
The siege of this mooncalf.Shak.