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over the left Explained

Over the left at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Left \Left\, a. [OE. left, lift, luft; akin to Fries. leeft, OD.
lucht, luft; cf. AS. left (equiv. to L. inanis), lyft[=a]dl
palsy; or cf. AS. l[=e]f weak.]
Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the
muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on the
other side; -- opposed to {right}, when used in reference to
a part of the body; as, the left hand, or arm; the left ear.
Also said of the corresponding side of the lower animals.

{Left bank of a river}, that which is on the left hand of a
person whose face is turned downstream.

{Left bower}. See under 2d {Bower}.

{Left center}, the members whose sympathies are, in the main,
with the members of the Left, but who do not favor extreme
courses, and on occasions vote with the government. They
sit between the Center and the extreme Left.

{Over the left shoulder}, or {Over the left}, an old but
still current colloquialism, or slang expression, used as
an aside to indicate insincerity, negation, or disbelief;
as, he said it, and it is true, -- over the left.


{Over the left}. See under {Left}.

{To run over} (Mach.), to have rotation in such direction
that the crank pin traverses the upper, or front, half of
its path in the forward, or outward, stroke; -- said of a
crank which drives, or is driven by, a reciprocating