(Side"ways`) adv. Toward the side; sidewise.

A second refraction made sideways.
Sir I. Newton.

His beard, a good palm's length, at least, . . .
Shot sideways, like a swallow's wings.

(Side"-wheel`), a. Having a paddle wheel on each side; — said of steam vessels; as, a side- wheel steamer.

(Side"wind`er) n.

1. (Zoöl.) See Horned rattler, under Horned.

2. A heavy swinging blow from the side, which disables an adversary. [Slang.] Sidewise
(Side"wise`) adv. On or toward one side; laterally; sideways.

I saw them mask their awful glance
Sidewise meek in gossamer lids.

(Sid"ing) n.

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,
And thereon sat a woman gorgeous gay.

In our great hall there stood a vacant chair . . .
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 being
From men of royal siege.

4. Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter. [Obs.]

The siege of this mooncalf.

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