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a lateral division of a building, separated from the middle part, called the nave, by a row of columns or piers, which support the roof or an upper wall containing windows, called the clearstory wall.

Improperly used also for the have; as in the phrases, a church with three aisles, the middle aisle.

also (perhaps from confusion with alley), a passage into which the pews of a church open.

Origin: OF. Ele, f. Aile, wing, wing of a building, L. Ala, contr. Fr. Axilla.

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Why can't bugs sense danger (like avoid being stepped on)?

I'm 21 years old, was in class two days ago... saw a spider under my desk crawling into the aisle. I was bored so before it got far away, I leaned back in my chair, slid my foot into the aisle, and crunched the little guy as inconspicuously as I could. I tilted my foot ...

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by Thrylix
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why can't bugs sense danger (like avoid being stepped on)?
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Digestive System Evolution

... with the same man, Jay Hoskins, called again for the same physical deformality. And a old woman stood up. He placed a single chair in the center aisle where everyone could see. He had her sit in the chair and extend her legs. There was a 3 inch difference this time. I was about 15 or 20 feet ...

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by Tomn
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Digestive System Evolution
Replies: 60
Views: 109103

Question about flies.

I've noticed that common flies immediately collapse in cold climates. At the cold aisle of a grocery store, you can see countless dead flies on the bottom of the shelf. Tonight I opened my freezer and a fly flew inside, and less than five seconds later he fell to ...

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by BAnders1
Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Question about flies.
Replies: 2
Views: 5322

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