from The Century Dictionary.
- In a contrary manner; with opposition; perversely.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb Transversely; obliquely.
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At the court of King Arthur there came a young man and bigly made, and he was richly beseen: and he desired to be made knight of the king, but his over-garment sat over-thwartly, howbeit it was rich cloth of gold.