Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section II. Dimensions
3. Centrical Dimensions
2. Special

235. Rear.

   NOUN:REAR, back, posteriority; rear rank, rear guard, rearward [archaic]; background, hinterland.
  occiput, nape; heels.
  SPINE, backbone, rachis, spinal column, chine.
  TAIL, scut, brush, appendage [humorous].
  RUMP, croup, buttock, posteriors, fundament, bottom [colloq.], stern [colloq.], seat, backside [vulgar], breech, dorsum, tergum, loin; dorsal -, lumbar- region; hind quarters; aitchbone.
  STERN, poop, counter, mizzenmast, postern door, tailpiece, after-part, heelpiece, crupper.
  WAKE; train (sequence) [See Sequence].
  REVERSE; other side of the shield.
   VERB:BE BEHIND &c. adv.; fall astern; bend backwards; bring up the rear; heel, tag, shadow, follow (pursue) [See Pursuit].
   ADJECTIVE:BACK, rear; hind, hinder, hindmost, hindermost; sternmost; postern, posterior; dorsal, after; caudal, tergal, neural, spinal, vertebral, lumbar; mizzen.
   ADVERB:BEHIND; in the -rear, – background; behind one’s back; at the -heels, – tail, – back- of; back to back.
  after, aft, abaft, baft, astern, aback, rearward, hindward, backward.
   QUOTATION:Ogni medaglia ha il suo rovescio.