Fore part

Fore´ part`

n.1.The part most advanced, or first in time or in place; the beginning.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Then I perceived this was a wrecked train, the fore part smashed and on fire, the hinder carriages still upon the rails.
Ned Land, harpoon in hand, stood in the fore part of the boat.
But soon the fore part of him slowly rose from the water; for an instant his whole marbleized body formed a high arch, like Virginia's Natural Bridge, and warningly waving his bannered flukes in the air, the grand god revealed himself, sounded, and went out of sight.
The wounded creature by the fire--it was a Wolf-brute with a bearded grey face--lay, I found, with the fore part of its body upon the still glowing timber.
The man at the helm is shut up in a little house in the fore part of the boat (the wheel being connected with the rudder by iron chains, working the whole length of the deck); and the passengers, unless the weather be very fine indeed, usually congregate below.
In the fore part of the house she saw the tables set with the cups of guests who had been feasting with my father, as being in attendance on him; these were now all gone to a meeting of the public assembly, so she snatched up three cups and carried them off in the bosom of her dress, while I followed her, for I knew no better.
Granet was in the act of addressing him when an officer ran lightly down the fore part of the ship, and saluted.
"You shall fly your pennon upon the fore part, then, and I upon the poop.
There are no servants in the house, but the lady in the snowy cap, with the spectacles, who sits sewing every afternoon among her daughters, as if nothing ever had been done, or were to be done,--she and her girls, in some long-forgotten fore part of the day, "did up the work," and for the rest of the time, probably, at all hours when you would see them, it is "done up." The old kitchen floor never seems stained or spotted; the tables, the chairs, and the various cooking utensils, never seem deranged or disordered; though three and sometimes four meals a day are got there, though the family washing and ironing is there performed, and though pounds of butter and cheese are in some silent and mysterious manner there brought into existence.
Fore part of the tanker somehow managed to enter into the underpass but only few inches of the tanker's body went inside the underpass and it got stuck.
Audubon's own words best describe the work: "Male with the head and neck sooty-brown, the body black, glossed with green, the fore part of the back with blue.
"About 1,600 metric tonnes of fuel oil and other oil were estimated to be in the tanks of the fore part. There is an oil film at the site, but no large volume of oil leakage has, at this moment, been observed," MOL said in a statement.