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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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Garthwaite seized my arm and we were just starting to run, when he dragged me back from in front of the wheels of half a dozen war automobiles, equipped with machine-guns, that were rushing for the spot.
The road in front of us grew bleaker and wilder over huge russet and olive slopes, sprinkled with giant boulders.
She was small-boned all over; though her chest was extremely prominent in front, it was narrow.
He bore no arms save the long and heavy sword which hung at his saddle-bow; but Terlake carried in front of him the high wivern-crested bassinet, Ford the heavy ash spear with swallow-tail pennon, while Alleyne was entrusted with the emblazoned shield.
His face was brown like a nut; he had very bright and restless brown eyes; his dark hair was brushed back stiffly in front and cropped close behind, outlining a square and powerful skull; and he had a huge black moustache like the horns of a bison.
At the same moment, laying on his whip, and standing up to his task, the coal driver rushed horses and waggon squarely in front of the advancing procession, pulled the horses up sharply, and put on the big brake.
How pretty it looked spread out on the grass in front of me
So he made haste, and opened the door quickly, and instead of the wooden doll, his wife sat in front of the fire.
At length the barriers were opened, and five knights, chosen by lot, advanced slowly into the area; a single champion riding in front, and the other four following in pairs.
On the left, a row of fieldside trees beshaded it; on the right, it was bordered by naked fallows, undulating down-hill to the Queensferry Road; in front, Corstorphine Hill raised its snow-bedabbled, darkling woods against the sky.
One morning during the terrible winter of 1837, when she had put him in front of the fire-place on account of the cold, she found him dead in his cage, hanging to the wire bars with his head down.
said the regimental commander, overtaking the third company on its way to its quarters and riding up to Captain Timokhin who was walking in front.