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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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In particular, bits of the compartment lining material (typically epox) can be dislodged by derailments, sideswipes, use of improper vibrators, denting from a sledgehammer, careless use of vacuum wands, and similar accidents.
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