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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj crosswise in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross
    • adj crosswise lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction "a crosswise street","the crosswise dimension"
    • adv crosswise transversely "the marble slabs were cut across"
    • adv crosswise not in the intended manner "things are going crosswise"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Crosswise In the form of a cross; across; transversely.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crosswise In the form of a cross.
    • crosswise Across; transversely: absolutely or followed by to before an object: as, the timbers were laid crosswise; the woof runs crosswise to the warp.
    • crosswise Figuratively, contrary to desire; at cross-purposes; against the grain: as, everything goes crosswise to-day. In last two senses also crossways.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Crosswise in the form of a cross: across
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In literature:

Right in the corner of the ruin, two rafters had fallen crosswise, and protected a clear space no larger than a pew in church.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
With a sharp knife cut in thin slices crosswise.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
Lintels are usually of wood well tailed into the wall and resting on a wood pad placed crosswise.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
She pulled crosswise by little and little, and appeared to be approaching the Pointe du Decolle.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Instead of a skin, leather thongs or gut are stretched, crosswise on the frame.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
Then they should be rubbed round and round, and finally lengthwise and crosswise.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
He hung his cooking-pot over the fire on three sticks laid crosswise.
"The Three Mulla-mulgars" by Walter De La Mare
His bow was slung crosswise before him and his full quiver hung at his back.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
Lay your deer aboard, crosswise.
"Camp and Trail" by Stewart Edward White
Right in the corner of the ruin, two rafters had fallen crosswise, and protected a clear space no larger than a pew in church.
"The Black Arrow" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In this belt was a long dagger, with triangular brass blade, the handle channeled crosswise, terminated by a hawk's head.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
These are nailed on crosswise, the ends of the boards resting on the top of the sides.
"Harper's Round Table, July 2, 1895" by Various
Within they are divided lengthwise by a partition, and then crosswise by several partitions.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
First a comb then a couple of small sticks crosswise to form a bee space.
"Bee Hunting" by John Ready Lockard
We set the trap this way so that the bear goes in lengthways of the jaws, not crosswise of them.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
Lanes and cracks went crosswise in every direction.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
Then fold in half crosswise, and place in the box.
"The Copeland Method" by Vanness Copeland
Never set your trap crosswise to a mink hole or run.
"Steel Traps" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The loon came to the surface holding the fish tightly crosswise in its beak.
"Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska" by James W. Bee
Out of control, it slid crosswise in the narrow road.
"Ghost Beyond the Gate" by Mildred A. Wirt

In news:

Fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices.
Slice a pork roast crosswise into steaks and dust each with a blend of ground fennel seeds, peppercorns and salt.
5 slices bacon, cut crosswise into.
Sweet potatoes (about 3), cut lengthwise into 3/4-inch-wide sticks, then cut crosswise in half.
1 bunch scallions thinly sliced crosswise (1 cup).
1 lemon, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise.
2 pounds bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces.
A noble notion to limit state contractors from contributing to political campaigns put New Jersey crosswise with the feds.
2 pork tenderloins (about 1-3/4 pounds total), cut crosswise in half.
2 to 3 ramps, cleaned, white part minced, green parts halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise.
Using kitchen twine, tie steak crosswise.
It's not clear what cause the Safeway semi to roll, but aerial video from the scene showed the trailer lying crosswise across the roadway, blocking it completely.
Cut the loaf of bread crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
Cut each avocado half crosswise into 4 thick slices.
), halved crosswise and each half cut lengthwise into 3 thick slabs.

In science:

These up-links connect the front-end switches to a backbone 3COM 4900SX switch which provides the necessary crosswise connectivity for all DAQ machines.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
The sheet Rj is glued to the next sheet Rj+1 along the common cut in the usual crosswise manner.
Asymptotic analysis of the two matrix model with a quartic potential
The splicing rule α#β$α′#β ′ means that the first string is cut between α and β and the second string is cut between α′ and β ′, and the fragments recombine crosswise.
A proposal to a generalised splicing with a self assembly approach
Tilting theory started in the early eighties in representation theory of finite dimensional algebras as a tool to relate two module categories via functors inducing crosswise equivalences between certain parts of both categories.
Tilting modules arising from ring epimorphisms