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Definition of Athwart

Athwart
Athwart A*thwart", prep. [Pref. a- + thwart.] 1. Across; from side to side of. Athwart the thicket lone. --Tennyson. 2. (Naut.) Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course. Athwart hawse, across the stem of another vessel, whether in contact or at a small distance. Athwart ships, across the ship from side to side, or in that direction; -- opposed to fore and aft.
Athwart
Athwart A*thwart", adv. 1. Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise; obliquely. Sometimes athwart, sometimes he strook him straight. --Spenser. 2. Across the course; so as to thwart; perversely. All athwart there came A post from Wales loaden with heavy news. --Shak.

Meaning of Athwart from wikipedia

- Station Charlie at 52°45′N 35°30′W / 52.750°N 35.500°W / 52.750; -35.500, athwart the fault. In July 1968 USNS Josiah Willard Gibbs (T-AGOR-1) conducted...
- his biography of her daughter, and said, "I think God has laid my soul athwart in my body, so that it can't get out." The incorrupt head and thumb were...
- On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lies asleep; Her wagon-spokes made of long spinners'...
- in on top of the "beds". Barrels should be stowed fore and aft and not athwart ships. Once the first tier has been loaded, the next tier of barrels fits...
- pessimistic way. William F. Buckley famously remarked that he was "standing athwart history yelling 'stop!'" and Whittaker Chambers was convinced that capitalism...
- Review is superfluous, it is so for very different reasons: It stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no other is inclined to do so, or...
- Again". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 28, 2017. "Braveheart Stands Athwart a Brave New World." National Review. November 1, 2004. Archived May 28...
- at one time the custom for English pursuivants to wear their tabards "athwart", that is to say with the smaller ("shoulder") panels at the front and...
- of crimson which the wind uplifted and spread out in gleaming splendour athwart the sky." Then a bard composed the following song about Angus: Angus hath...
- stones and stocks; Where beneath my waves go welling. Beams flood-borne athwart me cast Arches see, and aisles moist gleaming; Sounds for aye my organ...