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front

(Anterior), noun area in foreground, beginning, closest area, designated area in the foreground, exterior, face, foreground, forepart, frontage, frontal area, head
Associated concepts: road frontage, street frontage

front

(Concealed criminal operation), noun alter ego, concealed business, cover, cover up, criminal operation, disguise, felonious operation, fraudulent operation, illegitiiate operation, illicit operation, lawless operation, masked operation, pretense, sham, sham device, sham means, sham vehicle, unlawful operation, unlicensed operation, unnoward operation
Associated concepts: illegal fencing operation
See also: defy, hypocrisy, prime
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Listen in the north, my boys, there's trouble on the wind; Tramp o' Cossack hooves in front, gray great-coats behind, Trouble on the Frontier of a most amazin' kind, Trouble on the waters o' the Oxus!
Besides, as he wittily added, a chief merit in a dwelling was to present a front on whichever side it might happen to be seen; for, as it was exposed to all eyes in all weathers, there should be no weak flank for envy or unneighborly criticism to assail.
Putting his hands into his pockets, he stretched out his legs in front of the fire and laughed heartily for some minutes.
The Cathedral six or seven miles behind us; vast, dreamy, bluish, snow-clad mountains twenty miles in front of us,--these were the accented points in the scenery.
He often climbed many stones up the front, aided solely by the uneven points of the carving.
Rodney's rooms were small, but the sitting-room window looked out into a courtyard, with its flagged pavement, and its single tree, and across to the flat red-brick fronts of the opposite houses, which would not have surprised Dr.
I dropped my portmanteau at the turnpike when I got down--change of linen--genuine--honor bright-- more than fronts and wristbands; and with this suit of mourning, straps and everything, I should do you credit among the nobs here.
I may leave her now with her sheets and collars and napkins and fronts.
Sparkling green gems ornamented the fronts of the beautiful houses and the towers and turrets were all faced with emeralds.
While the buildings were packed closely together there seemed to be no two alike and their fronts were of all shapes and heights and of many hues.
It has a face both front and back," whispered Dorothy, wonderingly; "only there's no back at all, but two fronts.
When everything was secured and the lights put out, they left through the front door, Arobin locking it and taking the key, which he carried for Edna.