What does the word endwise mean?

Usage examples for endwise

  1. I saw a man as low as his waist and fired; almost at the same moment my sand- bag was struck- the second one on my right, which protected that flank, and which the bullet, coming from the left oblique, struck endwise; the bullet passed through, the length, of the bag and went on into the wall of the gully. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  2. Land's End and the Scilly Isles, Ushant and Cape Finisterre, are projecting features along the middle distance of the picture, and the English Channel recedes endwise as a tapering avenue near the centre. – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy
  3. The dwelling stands endwise to the street and broadside to this expanse of bloom. – The Amateur Garden by George W. Cable