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  • He sat tailorwise in the sand, with his coffee-pot on the coals, his supper ready to hand in the frying-pan, and himself in a mood for talk.

    The Land of Little Rain

  • She brings us braziers to warm our fingers and wadded rugs to sit upon, tailorwise, and serves us delicious tea, sugarless and straw-colored, in tiny cups without handles, and bowls of rice across which are laid crisp, freshly broiled eels – a delightful dish that we eat with polished black chopsticks.

    In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World

  • "I thank you," said Kentish, seating himself tailorwise within arm's length of Stingaree's spurs.

    Stingaree

  • Boris was seated tailorwise on the ground a little way off.

    Red Rose and Tiger Lily or, In a Wider World

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  • The Roxburghshire word-book: being a record of the special

    vernacular ...‎

    by George Watson - Foreign Language Study - 1923 - 344 pages

    Page 199

    Having one leg over the other, tailor-wise.

    September 10, 2017