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aisle

a lateral division in a church flanking the nave or chancel

Aisle

The circulatory space flanking and parallel to the nave in a church, separated from it by a row of columns; a walkway between seats in a theater, auditorium, or other place of public assembly.

aisle

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(architecture)
A passageway between or alongside blocks of seats, as in an auditorium.
One of the parts of a basilica which are located at the sides of the nave, with each aisle separated from it by a row of columns.

aisle

1. A longitudinal passage between sections of seats in an auditorium or church.
2. In a church, the space flanking and parallel to the nave; usually separated from it by columns, intended primarily for circulation but sometimes containing seats.
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I often take an aisle seat, as I have long legs, and it is more comfortable to be able to stretch them out if someone is sitting opposite.
Although I thought I had taken control and guaranteed an aisle seat by purchasing the ticket early and arriving two hours before departure, the boarding pass shows otherwise.
A rather large group of Mexicans followed me onto the bus, and the very largest gentleman of the group, weighing close to 300 pounds, gestured inquiringly at the empty aisle seat.
There are no more aisle seats available, but there is a window seat in the back.
TRAVEL EXERCISES Riewe makes sure to book an aisle seat so she can stand up easily.
The modern equivalent is ten hours next to a 20-stoner sitting in the aisle seat overflowing the armrest into my space, snorting for breath.
The aircraft have two leather passenger seats on one side of the plane and one seat on the other, so everyone gets either a window or or an aisle seat.
Six hours into the flight he demanded that a woman sitting in the aisle seat move to accommodate him.
Southwest is the people's airline, and after squeezing past about 100 of them and their carry-on packages of plush Sea World toys and duty-free specialty fudges, I found an aisle seat next to a small bearded man with his nose in a magazine.
I saw it up close on a 1991 plane trip to Minneapolis, an early evening flight on Northwest Airlines on which I had a back row aisle seat.
The site features a daily news update; longer, indepth articles on film music; and "Andy's Aisle Seat," an entertaining column by Dursin.
On January 19, I arrived in the chamber of the House of Representatives, hours before the State of the Union address, to get an aisle seat, hoping to have a chance to say a few words to the President about Kosovo before his speech.