And if yes, would that make it good english? Any suggestions?

  • You could say it, and it's probably technically valid English, but it's certainly not idiomatic. – Hot Licks Mar 19 '15 at 18:26
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    "I reclined; listing to port." – Oldbag Mar 19 '15 at 19:00
  • @Oldbag That was a good one! – Dan Bron Apr 18 '15 at 19:31

"in the left-lateral position" is a bit technical, but describes perfectly that position. Or, simply, "He was lying on his left side." as you've mentioned.

  • "He was lying on his left side."
  • "He was lying motionless in the left-lateral position."enter image description here"
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