Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as flatwise.

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Examples

  • So he sweated and watched the glass fearfully (with an impromptu charm, made of rags, tied to his arm, and a piece of polished bone, as big as a watch, stuck flatways through his lower lip), while the wooded banks slipped past us slowly, the short noise was left behind, the inter - minable miles of silence -- and we crept on, towards

    Heart of Darkness

  • (Whether the drawers shall slide in lengthways or flatways is for the maker to decide.)

    Things To Make

  • My antagonist had not enough elbow-room, and his sword-point was shivered against the stone arch overhead, the blade descending flatways and harmlessly upon my well-protected shoulder just as, with a final effort,

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 22, January, 1873

  • These were laid flatways, with their edges not quite plumb with the outside edge of the wall, and being frozen into place, left an uncovered space about five feet six inches square.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • To keep his snakeship from intruding on domestic privacy Mr. Rat takes several strips of spiny cactus and lays them flatways across the passageway leading to his retreat.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • But the meshes may widen as they approach the ends: the corks to be no more than two feet and a half asunder and fixed on flatways that they may swim and bear the seine up better with a float right in the middle to show the approach of the seine with greater certainty in case the corks should sink; the leads to be five feet apart.

    The Bounty of the Chesapeake Fishing in Colonial Virginia

  • This vice will also be apparent in the easy acquaintance of all who are possessed of wealth and their segregation from the less fortunate, for avarice cleaves society flatways, keeping the scum of it quite clear of the middle, the middle of it quite clear of the dregs, and so forth.

    First and Last

  • So he sweated and fired up and watched the glass fearfully (with an impromptu charm, made of rags, tied to his arm, and a piece of polished bone, as big as a watch, stuck flatways through his lower lip), while the wooded banks slipped past us slowly, the short noise was left behind, the interminable miles of silence -- and we crept on, towards Kurtz.

    Heart of Darkness

  • Open at the bottom, bent flatways, and gives a noble, pleasant Sound --

    Letters Concerning the Founding of the University of Virginia, 1827

  • (with an impromptu charm, made of rags, tied to his arm, and a piece of polished bone, as big as a watch, stuck flatways through his lower lip), while the wooded banks slipped past us slowly, the short noise was left behind, the interminable miles of silence -- and we crept on, towards

    Heart of Darkness

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