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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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"Vehicles may still be waiting in this turning lane when the lights have turned to red and vehicles and cyclists are potentially vulnerable to sideswipe accidents."
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The statement was a sideswipe at his predecessor George Bush, whom Mr Obama has accused of slighting urgent national security needs in Afghanistan in favour of war in Iraq.
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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.
Mexican officials said the hurricane, which killed at least 13 people in Haiti and Jamaica, is expected to make a direct hit at top speed on the island of Cozumel today, then slam Cancun and sideswipe Cuba.
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.
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