Definitions

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  • adv. In the manner of a scarf.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As a scarf or sash; hence, crosswise.

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Examples

  • I'm fancying making a go at the lady eleanor scarf in scarfwise.

    wood sculptures inspiring

  • They made a great picture with their beautifully woven, gently flaring, water-tight baskets, stained like pottery; their bright shawls wrapped scarfwise around their waists out of the way; heads bound in gay handkerchiefs.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • The hair of their hides doesn't lie outward, but inwards, and every mother's son of 'em for his device wears a gaping pouch, but not all in the same manner; for some wear it tied to their neck scarfwise, others upon the breech, some on the paunch, others on the side, and all for a cause, with reason and mystery.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 5

  • The hair of their hides doesn’t lie outward, but inwards, and every mother’s son of ‘em for his device wears a gaping pouch, but not all in the same manner; for some wear it tied to their neck scarfwise, others upon the breech, some on the paunch, others on the side, and all for a cause, with reason and mystery.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Then did the monk with his staff of the cross give him such a sturdy thump and whirret betwixt his neck and shoulders, upon the acromion bone, that he made him lose both sense and motion and fall down stone dead at his horse's feet; and, seeing the sign of the star which he wore scarfwise, he said unto Gargantua, These men are but priests, which is but the beginning of a monk; by St. John, I am a perfect monk, I will kill them to you like flies.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 1

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