Usage examples for lengthwise

  1. Separate the carcass from the back by passing the knife lengthwise from the neck downward. – The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia M. Child
  2. Suddenly she stopped short in her work, then went over to the mantel- piece, and leaning her arms upon it looked into the mirror that hung lengthwise above it. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  3. A man, stooping low with his scythe, caught a view of the culvert lengthwise, and saw something entangled in the recently bared weeds of its bed. – Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy
  4. Cut the stuffing in thin slices, lengthwise. – The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia M. Child
  5. Saw it in two a third of the distance from one end, and saw the shorter piece in two lengthwise. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  6. The simplest way in the world to make a road across a sandy desert, or to work one that has been used, is to take two telephone poles, fasten them the same distance apart as automobile wheels, hitch on an engine, and drag them lengthwise along the road. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby
  7. A new sheet of fool's- cap was procured, and torn in two, lengthwise, and pinned in a long strip. – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King
  8. To keep out bad weather, these openings had moveable covers, like bark shutters; but the prevailing method seems to have been to run long mats, either lengthwise or crosswise, over the arbor roof, so that the ends of the mats formed covering flaps. – Virginia Architecture in the Seventeenth Century by Henry Chandlee Forman
  9. The youngest brother lifted the sods from the wagon and handed them to the biggest, who helped the eldest lay them, one layer lengthwise, the next crosswise, and always in such a way that the middle of a slab came directly above the ends of the ones beneath. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  10. Then, with the fine metal saw, he began to cut the projectile, lengthwise, into two slightly unequal parts. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  11. A glance at the italicized words in the following expressions will remove this delusion: " Come here;" " very pretty;" " he then rose;" " lay it lengthwise;" " he fell backward;" " run fast;" " now it is done;" " a friendly Indian;" " a buzzing fly." – Practical Exercises in English by Huber Gray Buehler
  12. Cut the other five pigeons in two, lengthwise. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  13. When cold, cut in two lengthwise, and take out the yolks. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  14. From end to end, lengthwise of its top, was a long narrow piece of dark red satin decorated with bunches of tall cat- tails heavily painted in oils. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  15. From five to ten are rolled towards this person with the forefinger of the left hand; this separates them a very small space from each other, and each in its turn is pushed lengthwise to the right or to the left, according to the direction of the point. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  16. Cut the outside lengthwise, separating each slice from the chine- bone, with the point of the knife. – The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia M. Child
  17. It is so arranged that when out of action its blades fall lengthwise upon the frame supporting it, but when it is set to work the blades at once open out. – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton
  18. These goods can be torn lengthwise, which saves nearly the whole labor of sewing them, and from eight to ten yards, according to their fineness, will make a yard of weaving. – How to make rugs by Candace Wheeler
  19. I counted as before the bits of metal- eight bits length- wise, and four bits across- and on my father's close casket there were ten silver plates lengthwise and five across. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli