from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. With a corner toward the front.
- adv. So as to form a corner.
- adv. From corner to corner; diagonally.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Diagonally.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. With the corner in front; diagonally; not square.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Diagonally; with the corner in front; not parallel.
But at any rate it went off under the house, which lifted up cornerwise and settled back on its foundations.
She folded the note cornerwise, directed it, and placed it on the table.
Yes, here it was; here to the right, standing cornerwise to the street, was the house of my dream, here too the old-fashioned gateway with scrollwork in stone on both sides ....
Verrall sits cornerwise to me, better grown, better dressed, fair and quiet, two years my senior indeed, but looking no older than I because of his light complexion; and opposite me is Nettie, with dark eyes upon my face, graver and more beautiful than I had ever seen her in the former time.
He went to work with a certain energy: he folded the red and yellow square cornerwise; he whipped it open with a waft: again he folded it in narrower compass: he made of it a handsome band.
At the south end of the plaza, just across from the trees and cornerwise to the hotel, was a struggling attempt at an outdoor café, with little tables and chairs on the pavement.
The two sides mounted first are to be arranged cornerwise to ensure provisional stability.
Working purely by feel, he folded his handkerchief cornerwise, adjusted the straight edge to a point just below his eyes and knotted the handkerchief behind the back of his head.
Both the diagonal door, leading cornerwise from one room to another, and the Tau-shaped door appear to be Late Bonitian introductions.
At the rear of this hull, cornerwise from Mate, the steersman Hiro would stand.