Lying near or close to; contiguous. The difference between adjacent and adjoining seems to be that the for-mer implies that the two objects are not widely separated, though they may not actually touch, while adjoining imports that they are so joined or united to each other that no third object Intervenes. People v. Keechler, 194 III. 235, 62 N. E. 525; Hanifen v. Armitage (C. C.) 117 Fed. 845; McDonald v. wilson, 59 Ind. 54; wormley v. Wright