So this final stage of the manufacture must have been carried out close to water and sure enough, there's ample evidence of this at coastal sites.
By the close of the first half, United's lead should have been more emphatic.
At the close of trading, the stock stood at $68.
adj. close to the wind：迎风的；参见：wind
We attempted to sail as close to the wind as we could to avoid being swept away by the tide.
adj. to keep a close eye on sb/sth;to keep a close watch on sb/sth：密切注意某人∕某事；严密监视某人∕某事
The President's foreign policy team are keeping a close eye on events.
She had been placed in close arrest.
I shared a house with a close friend from school.
My sons have maintained extremely close ties with a college friend.
I had a close relationship with my grandfather.
As a little girl, Karen was closest to her sister Gail.
He discovered, on closer inspection, that the rocks contained gold.
Let's have a closer look.
All these definitions, while sounding impressive, do not stand up under close scrutiny.
He is one of Mr Brown's closest political advisers.
It's going to be very close.
It is still a close contest between the two leading opposition parties.
In the Senate, the count is too close to call at this point.
He was close about his personal life.
Both nations are seeking closer links with the West.
He lived alone, keeping close contact with his three grown-up sons.
There is a simplicity about the interior which comes close to blandness.
Drought has left more than two million people close to starvation.
A senior White House official said the agreement is close.
He's close to signing a contract.
She wore a close cap.
Money was close.
The whales were too close; this posed an immediate problem for my photography.
The man moved closer, lowering his voice.
It's close this afternoon.
Secrets kept close during the day can leak out if you talk in your sleep.
There is a close connection between pain and tension.
Early readers accepted Chaucer's claim that the poem was a close translation of the work of a certain Lollius.
Every day after closing the shop, she spent several hours catching up on the books to calculate the daily cash flow.
It was Saturday; they could close the office early.
Government troops closed the airport.
The restaurant was closed for the night.
If they do close the local college, I'll have to go to Worcester.
He opened the door and closed it behind him.
Slowly he closed the book.
They were cut off from the West in 1948 when their government closed that border crossing.
He spoke as though he wanted to close the conversation.
The Prime Minister is said to now consider the matter closed.
Judge Isabel Oliva said last night: `I have closed the case. There was no foul play.'
He had closed his account with the bank five years earlier.
He needed a dozen stitches to close a wound near his ear.
He needs another $30,000 to close the deal.
Bess closed her eyes and fell asleep.
The ship closed the coast.
vi. to close your eyes to sth：对某物视而不见；无视某物
He closed his eyes to the sound of her crying.
The gates close automatically after a vehicle has gone through.
The wounds are closing slightly but they are still terribly raw and sore.
Her hand closed over the money.
His hand closed on the frying pan's handle.
Steels closed two points down.
The U.S. dollar closed higher in Tokyo today.
Many enterprises will be forced to close.
The film closes with a scene of sickening violence.
When the deal closes, Affinity will own 80 per cent of the company.
When we sneeze, our eyes close.
Shops close only on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
What time does the pool close?
adv. close to sth;close on sth：接近某一数目（或距离）
Sisulu spent close to 30 years in prison.
Close to 50,000 people took part.
Catering may now account for close on a quarter of pub turnover.
The children followed close behind.
Did a new hairdressing shop open close by?
There was a small lamp on the table close by.
His wife remains behind in Germany, but Jason, his 18-year-old son, is closer at hand.
It was my first glimpse of him close up.
They always look smaller close to.
There is not a door, nor a window, that shuts close.
The tables were pushed close together so diners could talk across the aisles.
vi. to close your eyes：永远闭上眼睛