By the stern

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(Naut.) See By the head, under By.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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One man sat by the stern, with something black between his knees over which he stooped.
The EAC report warns that the UK's target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 60 per cent (from 1990 levels) by 2050, which the Government has included in its Climate Change Bill, is out of step with the global targets recommended by the Stern Review.