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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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A dozen were cornered in the angle between the front of her house and the steps.
It was all over, and Saxon, moving as in a dream, clutching the banister tightly, came down the front steps.
Again she struggled all over like a fish, and her shoulders setting the saddle heaving, she rose on her front legs but unable to lift her back, she quivered all over and again fell on her side.
Blount, was lifting his loud voice in applause, and the astonished financier his (in some considerable deprecation), when a knock sounded at the double front doors.
These front doors can be the back scene, either open or shut.
The horses' croups began to sway in the front line.
Before him, on the right, Rostov saw the front lines of his hussars and still farther ahead a dark line which he could not see distinctly but took to be the enemy.
A little later the regiment was ordered out of line to relieve the congested front, and through some misplay in the game of battle was not again under fire.
Coming up presently to the front room on the ground floor she took up some sewing, waiting for her lodgers to ring that she might take away the breakfast, which she meant to do herself, to discover what was the matter if possible.
Mrs Brooks hastened downstairs, opened the front door, and ran into the street.
There was a light in the front room, a slight, wavering light such as would be given by a small candle or taper.
Westmacott remained rigidly in the one position, while from time to time a shadow passed in front of it to show that her midnight visitor was pacing up and down in front of her.