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

  • adv. Lengthwise.

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  • adj. lengthwise
  • adv. lengthwise

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the direction of the length; running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing; in a longitudinal direction. Contrasted with crosswise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as lengthwise.

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

  • adv. in the direction of the length
  • adj. running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing


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  • I remember being once shown by an indignant collector a set of utterly and hopelessly destroyed copies of rare tracts connected with the religious disputes of Queen Elizabeth's day, each inlaid and separately bound in a thin volume in the finest morocco, with the title lengthways along the back.

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  • Cut each half again lengthways and then slice into 1/5-inch-thick pieces.

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  • You can make quarter-button shapes by chopping the halved carrot again lengthways before slicing.

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  • Very damp; and with bloodstains all down one of the long edges, lengthways, that is.’

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  • Although it was three or four metres away from him, he could see that the cage was divided lengthways into two compart ments, and that there was some kind of creature in each.


  • So is the "Modified Citro ë n DS" 1993, in which the archetypal French car has been split lengthways into three parts, with the middle removed and the remaining two joined to make an even more aerodynamic object than the original — from some vantage-points it resembles a gigantic dart.

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  • Cut lengthways, then widthways into four boat shapes and scoop out the seeds.

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  • Meanwhile cut the celery sticks lengthways into 1cm pieces and rough-chop the celery leaves.

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  • Pour 500ml of creamy milk into a pan and add a vanilla pod, split in half lengthways.

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  • Serves 4 1 leg of lamb (1.35–2.25kg) 2 whole heads of garlic, cut in half horizontally, plus 8cloves, sliced 5 sprigs of fresh rosemary 8 carrots, peeled and cut in half lengthways 2–4 tbsp olive oil Salt and blackpepper Salsa verde (optional)1 clove of garlic4 fresh anchovies in vinegar2 tbsp capers2 tbsp cornichons4 tbsp olive oil½ bunch parsley, leavesonly1 tbsp red wine vinegarSalt and blackpepperPreheat the oven to 220C/gas mark 7.

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