But now a similar battle appears to be brewing on the Democratic side of the aisle.
The mistletoe must have been hanging right across the aisle on Capital Hill.
Across the aisle, “obstructionist,” “waste of time,” and “37 times” kept popping up.
Well, [within minutes] all four girls [were] sitting in the aisle.
Across the aisle, a couple in their late thirties sat down, clutching the same Disney Cruise Line travel packet as I had.
"I shall keep my cloak on while we go down the aisle," she declared.
Between numbers he came in and slipped down the aisle to the Paysons' seats.
Miss Comstock hurried down the aisle, shaking the girls into consciousness.
The pupil in the aisle attempts to secure one of the vacant seats.
In desperation I raised her and hung her over my shoulder, rising at the same time and walking up and down the aisle.
late 14c., ele, "lateral division of a church (usually separated by a row of pillars), from Old French ele "wing (of a bird or an army), side of a ship" (12c., Modern French aile), from Latin ala, related to axilla "wing, upper arm, armpit; wing of an army," from PIE *aks- "axis" (see axis), via a suffixed form *aks-la-. The root meaning in "turning" connects it with axle and axis.
Confused 15c. with unrelated ile "island" (perhaps from notion of a "detached" part of a church), and so it took an -s- when isle did, c.1700; by 1750 it had acquired an a-, on the model of French cognate aile. The word also was confused with alley, which gave it the sense of "passage between rows of pews or seats" (1731), which was thence extended to railway cars, theaters, etc.