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- adj. Catercorner
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having a slanted or oblique direction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line
Marines typically test plates using what's called a torque test, in which you grab catty-corner edges of the plate and twist as hard as you can.
It seemed to me as I sat there, eating, drinking wine and talking about Art with them that there are worse things than having a heart with some starch in it; one that's capable of anger and not just sympathy, and a foot that can draw a line that crosses another, catty-corner.
His folks bought them a house catty-corner from my mom's.
In the living room, an Eames lounge sits catty-corner to a bentwood rocker; on the dining table, jelly-jar tumblers are set next to Nicole's grandmother's sterling silverware.
There was a steady line of traffic, here, as the Manhattan Bridge carried lines of cars into Brooklyn, but just to the left of the bridge, catty-corner to the site of the old tavern, a different kind of line had begun to form, beneath a large sign with a bright red arrow pointing down to a ticket booth.
Our rooms were catty-corner to each other at the end of the hall.
His wife of twenty-two years is sitting catty-corner to him in a turquoise T-shirt with a tropical fish swimming across her chest; but her slim ankles are demurely crossed, the resting pose of one of those fifties starlets who swished around on-screen in full skirts, sheer hose, and kitten heels.
It's small up here, and he has his own hut catty-corner to hers.
The mailman's car was not in front of Howard's house, but the convoy of two police cars and two pickups parked catty-corner in the center of the street just in case, effectively blocking off any attempt to escape.
Mr. FRED HERSCH (Pianist): It's above Coltrane, and next to Bill Evans and catty-corner from Mingus, and not that I, in my wildest dreams, think that I'm at that level as an artist.
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