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forward

a term used in animal husbandry to mean close to, usually close to parturition, e.g. forward ewes are those close to lambing.
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I saw the latter take a step forward, and interposed.
He started rapidly forward, with his head turned toward the men.
Having taught Numa the rudiments of being driven, he now urged him forward and there commenced as strange a journey as the unrecorded history of the jungle contains.
Trent walked backwards and forwards with knitted brows, glancing every now and then at the unconscious man.
This caused additional delay; after which they continued to crawl forward at a snail's pace.
The natural and customary thing to do is to send forward a line of skirmishers.
The Ghost swung around into the wind, and I finished my work forward in time to run aft and lend a hand with the mainsheet.
Leaving her infant with Loretto she rushed forward and threw herself upon her brother's neck, who clasped his long-lost sister to his heart with a warmth of affection but little compatible with the reputed stoicism of the savage.
Say, Pete," said Maggie, leaning forward, "dis is great.
And the latter- unconscious that he was being reflected in the hussar officer as in a looking glass- started, moved forward, and answered: "Highly satisfied, your excellency
Fix, as he bowed, had a stifled feeling, and, going forward, where he ensconced himself, did not open his mouth for the rest of the day.
Ozma took a chair which Jellia Jamb wheeled forward for the Ruler, and back of her stood the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and Dorothy, as well as the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger.