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At a slant or slope; obliquely.
Slanting; oblique.


(ˈslɑːntˌwaɪz) ,




adv, adj
(prenominal) in a slanting or oblique direction
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Adv.1.slantwise - at a slant; moving or directed in a slantwise position or direction


[ˈslɑːntwaɪz] ADJoblicuamente, al sesgo


[ˈslɑːntˌwaɪz] slantways [ˈslɑːntˌweɪz] adj & advdi traverso
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The Abbot stood by the narrow window, and his long black shadow fell slantwise across the rush-strewn floor.
As he turned it slantwise to the light, the glint upon the rims of the copper shells within the drum showed that it was fully loaded.
2] A little later the Matterhorn took to himself the semblance of a volcano; he was stripped naked to his apex-- around this circled vast wreaths of white cloud which strung slowly out and streamed away slantwise toward the sun, a twenty-mile stretch of rolling and tumbling vapor, and looking just as if it were pouring out of a crater.
Rays of sunlight fell slantwise across the little town which glittered like a diamond, for the soft red light which poured over it like a flood was reflected by all its window-panes.
The sun was shining slantwise over the field, and showed all the moist, dark soil just like any other newly-planted piece of ground.
To guarantee the stability and waterproofing effect of walls, the wall footing of the former was usually built by laying heavy granite blocks slantwise or horizontally, looking solemn and rustic; the latter was mostly built by horizontally laying granite obtained from shipping transportation, where the practice of slantwise laying was rarely seen.
These trajectories are based upon the three-dimensional ERA-Interim wind field, available every 6 h on the 1[degrees] x 1[degrees] grid, which cannot account for the rapid vertical motion in convective clouds but is suitable for slantwise large-scale transport.
That is to say, I was approaching the idea sort of slantwise through a boozy haze.
He forces himself to focus on what's close by: a red label gummed onto the box at his feet;Pilson written in a lazy scrawl on a crate; the bulge of a sack tied with string; the clatter of the men shipping their oars, the water dripping from the tips blown slantwise on the wind.
I turn around to ask my father if he's ready to return to the trailhead, and I'm surprised to find that he's climbed the trunk of a tree growing out of the ground slantwise in order to get a better view of the bay.
Her main contention is that orgasm as a scholarly topic must be approached slantwise, since, as she explains, "queer theory--by which I mean those posthumanist and anti-identitarian critical approaches that are energized by thinking against the practices, temporalities, and modes of being through which sexuality has been normatively thought--has next to nothing to say of orgasm .