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[kee-sahyd, key-, kwee-] /ˈkiˌsaɪd, ˈkeɪ-, ˈkwi-/
the area bordering and around a quay or quays.
the edge of a quay where it meets the water. Unabridged
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  • The first person whom they met on the quayside was Mr. Long.

    A Nest of Linnets Frank Frankfort Moore
  • Hurrying to her squalid deathlair from gay Paris on the quayside I touched his hand.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • Every one called him Ogmund Dint, even the boys who played about on the quayside.

    Frey and His Wife Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Before they reached the quayside the last wisp of vapor had disappeared.

    The Pursuit

    Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • Cargo work on the quayside comes to a halt for want of service.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • The business of running in to the quayside was beginning in earnest.

    The Man in the Twilight

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • At the quayside, transports arrived from hour to hour and unloaded their unusual cargo.

    Wounded and a Prisoner of War

    Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
  • Many of the trains were run directly to the quayside; in other cases the soldiers marched through the streets.

  • It was early in August, when a vessel, on board of which there were many passengers, sailed from the quayside of Newcastle.

  • Kars followed his personal baggage which a quayside porter had taken on to the grandiosely named mail train.

    The Triumph of John Kars

    Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for quayside


the edge of a quay along the water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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