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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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On the farther side of the slope they halted and sent a herald forward to demand what the People of the Axe would have from them.
For my own part, I swam as fortune directed me, and was pushed forward by wind and tide.
The sailors forward shouted, as though it was admirable sport.
The long line of savages advanced a few steps more, their spears poised above their heads, their half-naked forms showing more distinctly as they peered forward through the grey gloom, savage and ferocious.
The captain shouted to the steersman on the forward log:
The reading of these documents enabled me to utter my thoughts, and to meet the arguments brought forward to sustain slavery; but while they relieved me of one difficulty, they brought on an- other even more painful than the one of which I was relieved.
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.
Swift pictures of himself, apart, yet in himself, came to him--a blue desperate figure leading lurid charges with one knee forward and a broken blade high--a blue, determined figure standing before a crimson and steel assault, getting calmly killed on a high place before the eyes of all.
Vanderburgh and Dripps, however, the two resident partners of the opposite company, by extraordinary exertions were enabled soon to put themselves upon their traces, and pressed forward with such speed as to overtake them just as they had reached the heart of the beaver country.
Famished and emaciated as they were, to continue forward would be to perish; their only chance seemed to be to regain the river, and retrace their steps up its banks.
And business so handled, at several sittings or meetings, goeth commonly backward and forward in an unsteady manner.
There was a commotion forward, and a cry came aft, from mouth to mouth: