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front

(frŏnt),
The position of the leading edge of the solvent in chromatography.

front

The part of a spectacle frame without the sides.
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The whole front was draped in ivy, with a patch clipped bare here and there where a window or a coat of arms broke through the dark veil.
Mrs Brooks hastened downstairs, opened the front door, and ran into the street.
Rostov, feeling that he was at the front and in the power of a man toward whom he now admitted that he had been to blame, did not lift his eyes from the colonel's athletic back, his nape covered with light hair, and his red neck.
You know, I got back on Wednesday night and was met at once with stern orders that no visitors of any sort were to be received, that the tradespeople were to be interviewed at the front gates--in fact that the house was to be in a state of siege.
Westmacott remained rigidly in the one position, while from time to time a shadow passed in front of it to show that her midnight visitor was pacing up and down in front of her.
they yelled, and in a flash turned their white sides to the front.
A sudden movement, an agitation of the entire company front, as from an electric shock, attested the startling character of the incident.
The next moment similar sheets of flame and smoke smote the front of the building across the street opposite it.
Under this arrangement, the front bedroom, on the opposite side of the passage--next to the room in which Geoffrey slept--was left empty, and was called, for the time being, the spare room.
From this standpoint the drama may be said to have begun when the front doors of the house with the stable opened on the garden with the monkey tree, and a young girl came out with bread to feed the birds on the afternoon of Boxing Day.
One day when he sat on a stone in front of his cave, and gazed calmly into the distance--one there gazeth out on the sea, and away beyond sinuous abysses,--then went his animals thoughtfully round about him, and at last set themselves in front of him.
Soon they reached a place where the water met in front.