Old Hank Bunker done it once, and bragged about it; and in less than two years he got drunk and fell off of the shot-tower, and spread him- self out so that he was just a kind of a layer, as you may say; and they slid him edgeways
between two barn doors for a coffin, and buried him so, so they say, but I didn't see it.
Try to keep quiet for a moment, and see how it would seem; a body can't get in a word edgeways
, you talk so much.
This may be illustrated by placing books edgeways
on a carpet, and then, after the manner suggested by Michell, imitating the undulations of an earthquake: it will be found that they fall with more or less readiness, according as their direction more or less nearly coincides with the line of the waves.
The axe would be placed edgeways
towards the archer, and he would have to shoot his arrow through the hole into which the handle was fitted when the axe was in use.
Both at Paris and on the Rhine, and even in Switzerland--there are so many Poles, with their sympathisers, the French, at these tables d'hote that one cannot get a word in edgeways
if one happens only to be a Russian.
When Pickering starts shouting nobody can get a word in edgeways
He could not judge the distance, and they flew edgeways
to him, so as to conceal the broader aspect of their bulk.
And luck-bringing Hermes, the son of Zeus, passed edgeways
through the key-hole of the hall like the autumn breeze, even as mist: straight through the cave he went and came to the rich inner chamber, walking softly, and making no noise as one might upon the floor.
The other took it, and began to examine it; he smoothed it between his fingers, and held it up to the light; he turned it over, and upside down, and edgeways
He hit back, adding: "We'll have to call you Jaws because I can never get a word in edgeways
I was a good ten yards from her when she commenced, and for the next fifteen minutes I couldn't get a word in edgeways
Our director, Martin Dennis, is a saint as he has to try and get a word in edgeways