catty-cornered love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variants of cater-cornered.

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  • adj. catercorner

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

  • adj. slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line


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  • A few moments later, down in that overheated basement, feeling the detectives breathing down their necks, the techs pick her up again sitting on a wooden bench about ten feet past the corner of Crosby and Prince, catty-cornered from the office building she left, a few steps past the entrance to Savoy.

    A Life And Death in CCTV

  • About 10 feet away, a four-door SUV pulled in and parked catty-cornered to one of the gas pumps.

    Molly Secours: When A 'Bad White People Day' Is Just Another Tuesday

  • REGAN, MADISON, and SPENCER are sprawled catty-cornered in the main seating area of the lounge.


  • My mother made it from plums gathered from the lot catty-cornered to the one I grew up on.

    What I cooked last night.

  • I sat on the edge of my couch, catty-cornered to him in his chair, facing him and making clear that his opinion was the reason I was now there.

    Naked in the Boardroom

  • This is a guy that was a convicted sex offender that wound up catty-cornered across the street from little 9-year-old Jessie Lunsford.

    CNN Transcript Jul 19, 2005

  • I want to ask you, Mark, what was your reaction when you found out Jessie could possibly have been kept alive for days right catty-cornered from your parents ` house?

    CNN Transcript Apr 12, 2005

  • Then, there's the peculiar thugs catty-cornered from us.

    unclebob Diary Entry

  • The man in the building, catty-cornered, Roy Beaupain, who had been on the telephone line with us a little bit earlier, had said things did look, from his vantage point, to have significantly called down.

    CNN Transcript Dec 6, 2001

  • He had to bring it through the opening catty-cornered to make it fit.



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