kitty-cornered

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj kitty-cornered slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line "set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • kitty-cornered A corruption of cater-cornered.
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Usage

In literature:

Returning to her own room, Kitty had thrown the purse into a corner, where it lay open, disgorging three or four gold pieces on the carpet.
"The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The drollery of this thought caused a quirk in one corner of Kitty's mouth.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
The initial in the corner was K. Kitty had left it on the table while she was talking to Mrs. Crozier a halfhour before.
"You Never Know Your Luck, Complete Being The Story Of A Matrimonial Deserter" by Gilbert Parker
Lucia and Kitty first looked at each other, and then away to opposite corners of the room.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Kitty threw herself back in her corner, and could not be induced to open her lips or look at her companion till they reached home.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Kitty Brooks was the one person for whom she had always kept a warm corner in her heart.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
He had cornered Miss Kitty Cat in the barn.
"The Tale of Miss Kitty Cat" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Presently the Italian took the corner, and Hillard turned to reassure Kitty.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Kitty was wedged in a corner with a writing case and, I think, Donald's sword.
"Before and after Waterloo" by Edward Stanley
Kitty, who did mind rather, said "Oh," again, and lay back in her corner.
"What Not" by Rose Macaulay
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In news:

The Post-Standard Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant is at the corner of Fayette and Franklin streets in Syracuse.
Then, on Election Day 2012, an effigy of President Obama was found hanging on a digital billboard, kitty corner to the Miller Hill Mall.
Our word maven Patricia T O'Conner talks about cat language—phrases like "letting the cat out of the bag," "cat's pajamas," "catspaw," "kitty corner," "cat got your tongue," and many others.
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