flank


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Synonyms for flank

Synonyms for flank

one of two or more contrasted parts or places identified by its location with respect to a center

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Synonyms for flank

the side of military or naval formation

a subfigure consisting of a side of something

a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg

the side between ribs and hipbone

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be located at the sides of something or somebody

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References in classic literature ?
Their flesh, in parts, hung upon them in huge folds, like the overlapping plaits on the flank of a rhinoceros.
Besides, as he wittily added, a chief merit in a dwelling was to present a front on whichever side it might happen to be seen; for, as it was exposed to all eyes in all weathers, there should be no weak flank for envy or unneighborly criticism to assail.
The stream is shrunk--the pool is dry, And we be comrades, thou and I; With fevered jowl and dusty flank Each jostling each along the bank; And by one drouthy fear made still, Forgoing thought of quest or kill.
A hundred yards to my right was the gate from which the troops were evidently expected to issue, but to reach it I must pass the flank of the green warriors within easy sight of them, and, fearing that my plan to warn the Kaolians might thus be thwarted, I decided upon hastening toward the left, where another gate a mile away would give me ingress to the city.
Caught on the flank, by the Rue Saint- Pierre-aux-Boeufs, and in the rear through the Rue du Parvis, driven to bay against Notre-Dame, which they still assailed and Quasimodo defended, at the same time besiegers and besieged, they were in the singular situation in which Comte Henri Harcourt,
Dolokhov had come from the left flank where their regiment was stationed, with his captain.
This bureau stood in the corner, and in the opposite corner, on the table's other flank, was the kitchen - the oil-stove on a dry-goods box, inside of which were dishes and cooking utensils, a shelf on the wall for provisions, and a bucket of water on the floor.
Struck in flank by two full-grown fox- terriers, he was slashed and rolled on the deck.
The Mouse peeped out, crept furtively up his flank, and again biting him, retreated to his hole.
The horses, who were commanded to charge the advancing Highlanders in the flank, received an irregular fire from their fusees as they ran on, and, seized with a disgraceful panic, wavered, halted, disbanded, and galloped from the field.
It has an extremely wide flank-membrane, stretching from the corners of the jaw to the tail, and including the limbs and the elongated fingers: the flank membrane is, also, furnished with an extensor muscle.
He would run till Buck's head was even with his flank, when he would whirl around at bay, only to dash away again at the first opportunity.
It was in order that he might not taint the air, and that he might turn the flank, and join--Ha
He patted her flanks and talked to her in Russian while he pulled up her lariat pin and set it in a new place.
Besides all the other phenomena which the exterior of the Sperm Whale presents, he not seldom displays the back, and more especially his flanks, effaced in great part of the regular linear appearance, by reason of numerous rude scratches, altogether of an irregular, random aspect.