Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. With respect to an angle; angularly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an angular manner; angularly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • After the manner of an angle; angularly.

Etymologies

angle +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Too much of him longwise, too little of him broadwise, and too many sharp angles of him anglewise.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • The great cathedral towered above him, and from where he sat the Tenor caught a beautiful glimpse of it anglewise, of the south transept and tower and spire; the rich perpendicular windows of the clerestory, the bold span of the flying buttresses rising out of the plain but solid Norman base, every detail of which he knew and appreciated.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • Another stone structure, once at the same place, but now at Sauchie, Stirlingshire, has two tiers of vertical dials mounted on a pedestal which stands on steps placed anglewise, and reaches altogether to the height of 10 feet 2 1/2 inches.

    The Book of Sun-Dials

  • a fine pedestal, and the two former on steps placed anglewise.

    The Book of Sun-Dials

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