Aslant



at a slant; slantingly; obliquely.
slanting or on a slant; oblique.
slantingly across; athwart.
Contemporary Examples

His hat, aslant over his brow, and took a pose on his toes for all of us.
Best of the Memorial Service The Daily Beast July 6, 2009

Historical Examples

In place-names it may generally be translated by ‘sloping’ or ‘aslant;’ sometimes by ‘awry’ or ‘tortuous.’
The Composition of Indian Geographical Names J. Hammond Trumbull

They eyed him aslant as they worked, for visitors were rare occurrences.
Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker Marguerite Bryant

So these quartzites are aslant, and though of great geologic thickness, they make but 800 feet of the wall.
Canyons of the Colorado J. W. Powell

aslant the face, with gratuitous blasphemy, the crown of thorns was tilted.
The Glory of the Trenches Coningsby Dawson

He cocked his head, and eyed me aslant, the suspicion in his eyes confirming the existence of the mystery I scented.
The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini

The sun’s rays, while striking us aslant, furnished tranquil warmth.
The Smoky God Willis George Emerson

The ink was faded and brown and the name almost illegible so that he had to turn it aslant to follow the faint tracery.
Snowdrift James B. Hendryx

The walls themselves were aslant under a dizzy careening to starboard.
The Portal of Dreams Charles Neville Buck

The pale winter sunlight was stealing in aslant through the low windows.
The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers Mary Cholmondeley

adverb
at a slant
preposition
at a slant across or athwart
adv.

early 14c., o-slant, literally “on slant,” from on + slant (v.). As a preposition from c.1600.

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