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  • adj. slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line


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  • Forrest J Ackerman November 24, 1916 â⠂ ¬â€œ December 4, 2008 I still remember the moment I first spotted Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine at a corner drugstore in Indianapolis, catercorner from the Glendale Shopping Mall. » Forrest J Ackerman

  • And five houses further on, catercorner from his house, Mrs. Wese, her fox fur over her nightgown, was peering out for her husband, who was taking an unusually long time today.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • Things she approved: a clockwork wisteria that bloomed at the third hours of day and night, a great tiger with emerald eyes and catercorner stripes, a statue of a gilded horse that allowed no rain to touch it, and a ceramic jar that foretold earthquakes, eclipses and tidal waves.

    fiction: lisa listens

  • From the center of its torso, a razor tongue extruded suddenly, lunging catercorner at its intended victim.

    notes from the peanut gallery

  • When Domingo attempted to lead him through rocky ground, he chose their path, heading catercorner instead of directly ahead, navigating the worst of the fields.

    notes from the peanut gallery

  • Put your table catercorner against the wall, so it backs up where the two walls join.

    Where To Park Your Broomstick

  • "There's nothing on Rakatan but the Elasians and us," he sighed, scooting one of the crates catercorner so he could take a seat on the other end.


  • But I saw that a crowd was already gathering along the east wall of the Post Office Building catercorner across the street, and in City Hall Park directly across.

    Time and Again

  • I had lunch at the Astor House, across Broadway as Carmody had said, catercorner from the post office.

    Time and Again

  • "We'll avoid him and go catercorner past the domain of that comparatively mild-looking chap there."

    A Circus of Hells


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  • My mother says catty corner.

    June 24, 2011

  • Where does this word come from? I also hear folks say "kitty corner."

    June 24, 2011