Definitions

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  • adv. In a transverse manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a transverse manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a transverse position, direction, or manner; crosswise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a transverse manner

Etymologies

transverse +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We made a delightful journey from Thomar to Lisbon, by Abrantes, at which place I saw an old gentleman in an antediluvian uniform, wearing his sword transversely like a powdered marquis in a play, advance towards me, and throw himself on his knees, embracing mine, and exclaiming, "Let me embrace the man who brought back Napoleon!"

    Memoirs (Vieux Souvenirs) of the Prince de Joinville

  • Silently consenting, as though to prolong the descent, they swerved to the right, cutting transversely the myriad foot-paths and sled roads which led down into the town.

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  • In a thousand spots the traces of the winter avalanche may be perceived, where trees lie broken and strewed on the ground; some entirely destroyed, others bent, leaning upon the jutting rocks of the mountain, or transversely upon other trees.

    Chapter 10

  • She knelt, her wrists tied together over her head, fastened by a short strap to a transversely mounted, sturdy wooden bar.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • Gordon drove the car a hundred yards along the road to the corner and transversely into the ditch in skidding attitude.

    Movie Night

  • From the days of Wallace to those of General Wade, there were never passages of this kind but in places of great necessity, too narrow for a boat, and too wide for a leap; even then they were but an unsafe footway formed of the trunks of trees placed transversely from rock to rock, unstripped of their bark, and destitute of either plank or rail.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • The right-hand corner is cut off transversely by a large bay-window, in which are flower-stands.

    The Master Builder

  • Her perfume S2 continues to top the sales charts in Britain, while the tour of her musical ‘Miss Bollywood’ has met with stupendous success in 16 cities transversely Europe.

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  • “What I tell you is as certain,” said Hayraddin, “as that you shall in brief space be menaced with mighty danger, which I infer from this bright blood red line cutting the table line transversely, and intimating stroke of sword, or other violence, from which you shall only be saved by the attachment of a faithful friend.”

    Quentin Durward

  • Tainotherium differs from other West Indian species in possessing a large femoral head, a proximally angled femoral neck, a short greater trochanter and a medially positioned lesser trochanter unconnected by an intertrochanteric crest, and a transversely flattened, anteroposteriorly bowed shaft lacking well-defined ridges.

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