- The hinder part of any thing.
If quicksilver were rubbed from the backside of the speculum, the glass would cause the same rings of colors, but more faint ; the phænomena depends not upon the quicksilver, unless so far as it encreases the reflection of the backside of the glass. Newton's Opticks.
- The hind part of an animal.
A poor ant carries a grain of corn, climbing up a wall with her head downwards and her backside upwards. Addison.
- The yard or ground behind a house.
The wash of pastures, fields, commons, roads, streets, or backsides, are of great advantage to all sorts of land. Mortimer.
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