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Putting on Side

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Giving oneself airs. Side is an archaic word for a train or trailing gown; also long, as “his beard was side.” A side-coat means a long trailing coat. (Anglo-Saxon sid, great, wide, long—as sid-feax, long hair.)

“I do not like side frocks for little girls.”—Skinner.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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