American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. With the flat side down or in contact with a surface.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With the flat side downward or next to another object; not edgewise.
- adv. With a flat side down or otherwise in contact with a flat surface.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. With the flat side downward, or next to another object; not edgewise.
- flat + -wise (Wiktionary)
“Hera prayed, striking the ground flatwise with her hand, and speaking thus:”
“Just lift your hand upward edgewise, turn it slowly, then push it down flatwise, slowly.”
“To do this a double sage-knife is run flatwise between the coronary cushion and the cartilage, with the convex surface of the blade towards the skin.”
“He closed the door against the eager citizens who mounted the truck to shove the box aboard, leaving only opening enough for him to stand flatwise in and shout up the platform to the conductor.”
“I claim for employment in connection with a loom for weaving with palm leaf or similar weft a mechanism substantially as set forth which automatically presents in succession the entering ends of single pieces of weft in such position with relation to the cross sectional form of each that each piece will be carried into the shed or web flatwise.”
“It is much like looking through a piece of window glass flatwise and endwise; flatwise we do not perceive any color; endwise, from seeing through a greater mass, the glass has a very perceptible green color.”
“As the rays of light pass through an object flatwise, like the blade of a knife through the leaves of a book, and may be admitted through another of like character in the plane of the first, so a ray of light can penetrate with deflection through air and water.”
“Then straightway large-eyed queenly Hera prayed, striking the ground flatwise with her hand, and speaking thus:”
“_*Porterhouse Steak_ -- Have large porterhouse steak well trimmed and shaped, and slit with sharp knife an opening flatwise through sirloin and tenderloin.”
“Inside of this sheathing 2x4 inch studs placed flatwise, sheathed on the inside with”
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
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