What does the word edgewise mean?

Usage examples for edgewise

  1. " Mr. Morton doesn't flatter," said Mrs. Bowen thoughtfully, turning the feather screen she held at her face, now edgewise, now flatwise, toward Colville. – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  2. Take from pans hot, and cool between folds of clean cloth, spread upon a rack, or else turn the loaves edgewise upon a clean board, and cover with cheese cloth. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  3. I made two or three attempts to interject what I had to say, but she stopped me each time, and started off on a new theme before I could get more than a word in edgewise. – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray
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