palewise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pale +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

palewise (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry, archaic) In the manner of pales, divided by perpendicular lines.
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, p.120:
      Sheer limestone cliffs rose cannellate and palewise and laced with caves where small forktailed birds set forth against a sky reaching blue and moteless to the sun itself.

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