cupboardwise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cupboard +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

cupboardwise (not comparable)

  1. (rare) In the manner of a cupboard.
    • 1957, Catherine Weldon, Young folks in homes: leisure-time activities in child-caring institution
      Boxes, assembled within a larger box cupboardwise and placed on a bedside table, can be used for storage in the same way that pockets are used.
    • 1959, Therle Hughes, Small decorative antiques
      By the early nineteenth century there were even kitchen dolls whose skirts opened cupboardwise to reveal suitably papered rooms with shelves...
    • 2008, Fred Roe, Old Oak Furniture
      They were small upright receptacles intended for hanging against the wall, having a single door opening cupboardwise...