as near as possible

See: cy pres
References in classic literature ?
On the 6th of May, he arrived off the mouth of the Columbia and running as near as possible, fired two signal guns.
Advantages of the solution include the following: The use of insulation around molds is very restrictive and costly, thus design has been optimized by doing away with it; the new system consists of a single area per platen with the probe located on the mold as near as possible to the cavities, and this arrangement has the advantage of optimum control of the usable areas, as opposed to having the probe in the heating platen, as well as a very simple control; the system can be retrofitted very easily and at low cost onto the company's existing presses; and the distributed power rods are compatible with Thermotrac 2 and 3, and strengthen all the well-proven advantages.