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He must know his subject inside and outside, upside and down side.

Prison life, too, has its ups and downs, and just now I am on the down side.

He has borne away one after another from this numerous household, and laid them down side by side in the silent grave.

"He's in danger, then," I said, as we tore around corners and down side streets to avoid the cops.

Down side streets into the west the golden sunset glows for a time, and the shadows on the snow are amethyst.

A black slave-boy came staggering forward with a heavy chair, and set that down side by side with the other there.

They proceeded to descend the steep up and down side with all the precaution requisite.

And darted back against the breast of the down side of the traffic.

So Vicente, and the Admiral was cordial with him, and saw him over rail and down side with cheerful words.

I found her layin' down side of the road kind of tuckered out, that's all, and I thought I'd give her a lift.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, "underside," from down (adv.) + side. Meaning "drawback, negative aspect" is attested by 1995.

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