(kôr′nər-wīz′) also cor·ner·ways (-wāz′)
1. With a corner toward the front.
2. So as to form a corner.
3. From corner to corner; diagonally.
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(ˈkɔːnəˌwaɪz) or


adv, adj
with a corner in front; diagonally
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(ˈkɔr nərˌwaɪz)

also cor•ner•ways


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But at any rate it went off under the house, which lifted up cornerwise and settled back on its foundations.
Retailing at around pounds 85 from Sainsbury's, Cornerwise, Keswick, Cumbria.
1665 and reprinted in 1825), Bourne argued that the steam engine held out the promise of securing life itself, of, perhaps, even extending life beyond the grave: "An engine, so contrived, that working the primum mobile forward or backward, upward or downward, circularly or cornerwise, to and fro straight, upright, or downright" and "unanimously and with harmony agreeing, they all augment and contribute strength unto the intended work and operation; and, therefore, I call this a semi-omnipotent engine, and do intend that a model thereof shall be buried with me." (241)