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sideswipe

[′sīd‚swīp]
(geophysics)
A phenomenon wherein two cross reflections come from a single seismograph, due to the almost simultaneous arrival of reflection energy from both limbs of a syncline or from two nearby, steeply dipping fault scarps.
In refraction shooting, the lateral deflection of a minimum-time path to include a nearby, steeply dipping, high-velocity boundary such as a flank of a salt dome.
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VAL VERDE -- A 33-year-old Val Verde man was killed in a sideswipe collision with another driver that rolled both vehicles over, authorities said Saturday.
Political satire with Rory Bremner, John Bird and John Fortune, taking another sideswipe at the state of the nation.
It's not just the intermittent four-letter words in Lee Hall's surreal sideswipe at the continuing devotion to The King - splendidly resurrected here by Sean Oliver when he is not crumpled motionless in a wheelchair as an Elvis impersonator badly injured in a car crash.
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In a warmly received speech that acknowledged his Tyneside roots, Mr McAvoy revisited the high spots of his union career, but took a sideswipe at Labour politicians for destroying the good relationship the NUT had with previous Ministers.
The plastic objects may veer dangerously close to hobbyist models and all sorts of mass-produced decorative tchotchkes, and they only sideswipe the "new materials" movement of the time (there were many "plastic art" shows in the late '60s), but I nonetheless find them as disturbing and powerful as anything that came before.
But for him then to take a sideswipe at one of my members, indeed a Fellow of the Institute, Philip Bushill-Matthews MEP, shows a lack of understanding of who is actually fighting on our behalf on this key issue.
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New series from comedian Rob Newman who takes a humorous sideswipe at modern life.