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Definition of Overthwart

Overthwart O"ver*thwart" ([=o]"v[~e]r*thw[add]rt"), a. 1. Having a transverse position; placed or situated across; hence, opposite. ``Our overthwart neighbors.' --Dryden. 2. Crossing in kind or disposition; perverse; adverse; opposing. ``Overthwart humor.' --Clarendon.
Overthwart O"ver*thwart", prep. Across; from alde to side of. ``Huge trees overthwart one another.' --Milton.
Overthwart O"ver*thwart`, n. That which is overthwart; an adverse circumstance; opposition. [Obs.] --Surrey.
Overthwart O`ver*thwart", v. t. To cross; to oppose. [Obs.]

Meaning of Overthwart from wikipedia

- to Canterbury and had fallen from his horse, breaking his left arm. "overthwart a cart-spirn." On his death in 1563, he was succeeded by his eldest son...
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- missed." Having lost his patience, the bishop retorted, "Thou are an overthwart, proud, puritan knave." Marbury answered, "I am no puritan. I beseech...
- Tavira on 20 August 1580. Haddon said of him that "he was a most perverse, overthwart Brawler, who besides a commendable Facility in the Latin Tongue, could...