lay alongside

lay alongside something

[for a ship] to rest afloat next to something. The ship lay alongside a lovely island while a shore party searched for fresh water. Our ship lay alongside the narrow wooden pier.
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lay something alongside (of something)

to place something next to something else, lengthwise. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Please lay the spoon alongside the knife. Find the knife and lay the spoon alongside.
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On either side, as the path mounted, the long sweep of country broadened and expanded, sloping down on the one side through yellow forest and brown moor to the distant smoke of Lymington and the blue misty channel which lay alongside the sky-line, while to the north the woods rolled away, grove topping grove, to where in the furthest distance the white spire of Salisbury stood out hard and clear against the cloudless sky.
In good time next morning, however, we came again in sight of the detestable morass called Cairo; and stopping there to take in wood, lay alongside a barge, whose starting timbers scarcely held together.
Accurately cooked razor clams lay alongside in an almost dirty sauce made with unspeakable bits of pig and given poke by Korean spices.
Twisted remains of a motorbike lay alongside the bus and a nearby vehicle was in flames.
Survivors lay alongside the dead in the open air, surrounded by buildings reduced to mangled slabs of concrete.
It is, however, the most significant bout so far for Mikkel Kessler, the 28-year-old Dane - born, ironically, on St David's Day - who brings two belts, the WBC and WBA versions, to lay alongside Calzaghe's WBO strap in this battle for ultimate supremacy at super-middleweight.
A symbolic collection of 52 pairs of shoes representing each victim in the region this year lay alongside pictures of the princess.
Jewelry and other objects lay alongside some of the bodies.
Machetes, meat cleavers, axes, exotic martial arts hardware and a collection of antique letter openers lay alongside common or garden knives in the massive haul.
For the detail on the winning vase showed a woman being forcibly held and subjected to sexual acts whilst her dead baby lay alongside.
The coffin lay alongside white floral tributes spelling out "Michael" and "Temp", the nickname used by his friends.
A broken cane lay alongside the Ghukasyan driveway.
A WREXHAM alcoholic set fire to her pillow and then lay alongside it, a court heard yesterday.
BOUQUETS lay alongside police tape outside the home of 81--year--old fire victim Dolly Binyon.
I's "Greater New York" exhibition, he floated a gigantic helium balloon in the sky and filled it with tungsten light to mimic a full moon, producing a copy seemingly more lustrous than the original it lay alongside.