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 for crosswise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crosswise \Cross"wise`\ (-w?z`), adv.
     In the form of a cross; across; transversely. --Longfellow.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: not in the intended manner; "things are going crosswise"
      2: transversely; "the marble slabs were cut across" [syn:
         across, crosswise, crossways]
      adj 1: lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a
             cross direction; "a crosswise street"; "the crosswise
             dimension" [ant: lengthways, lengthwise]
      2: in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "crosswise":
     across, across the grain, athwart, athwartships, awkward, bendwise,
     bias, biased, biaswise, bulky, catercorner, catercornered, choking,
     clumsy, constrictive, contrariwise, contrary, contrawise,
     counterproductive, crisscross, cross, cross-grained, crossing,
     crossway, crossways, cumbersome, diagonal, hindering, hindersome,
     hulking, hulky, impractical, in the way, inconvenient, inhibiting,
     inhibitive, interrupting, interruptive, kittycorner, oblique,
     obliquely, obstructing, obstructive, obstruent, occlusive,
     overthwart, perverse, ponderous, repressive, restrictive, sideways,
     sidewise, slant, stifling, strangling, suppressive, thwart,
     thwartly, thwartways, transversal, transverse, transversely,
     traverse, troublesome, unhandy, unmanageable, unwieldy

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