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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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  • On the quayside a big aerial torpedo had made a crater large enough to bury the horse which it had killed in a near-by stable.

    Submarine Warfare of To-day Charles W. Domville-Fife
  • The first person whom they met on the quayside was Mr. Long.

    A Nest of Linnets Frank Frankfort Moore
  • It sits close to the quayside, and is by far the most notable landmark, viewed from either sea or land, which the city possesses.

    Romantic Ireland; volume 1/2 M.F and B. McM. Mansfield
  • Hurrying to her squalid deathlair from gay Paris on the quayside I touched his hand.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • For Bat, the walk up from the quayside was one of the many milestones in his chequered life.

    The Man in the Twilight Ridgwell Cullum
  • Every one called him Ogmund Dint, even the boys who played about on the quayside.

    Frey and His Wife Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Calvados, and dirks, and sharp knives all play their part, and clearly the quayside of Havre is no place after dark.

    Rambles in Normandy Francis Miltoun
  • The business of running in to the quayside was beginning in earnest.

    The Man in the Twilight Ridgwell Cullum
  • Cargo work on the quayside comes to a halt for want of service.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • Many of the trains were run directly to the quayside; in other cases the soldiers marched through the streets.

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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