from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sidewise; askance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective toward the side, rather than directly ahead; -- used of a glance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective dated Aslant, or sloping.
  • adverb dated Aslant, or askance, or sideways

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

  • adjective (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy


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    June 20, 2008