- edgerton, harold,
- edgeworth, maria,
- edging lobelia
Origin of edgewise
Examples from the Web for edgeways
Say, fellows, why won't some of you let me get a word in edgeways?The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island|Edward Stratemeyer
It was some minutes before their nerves were restored, and I had time to get a few words in edgeways between their greetings.Jethou|E. R. Suffling
Some of the little farms on the hillside opposite Heidelberg were stood up "edgeways."A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
As soon as I could get a word in edgeways I begged them to be quiet, but Selina was excited and disowned us all.Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill
At last, edgeways, I reached a pale and melancholy ticket-collector, and asked him where I should find the address mentioned.
esp US and Canadian edgewise (ˈɛdʒˌwaɪz)
also edge-ways, 1560s, from edge (n.) + way. First attested form of the word is edgewaie; the adverbial genitive -s appears by 1640s. Edgewise (1715) appears to be a variant, based on otherwise, etc. See edge (v.).
As if it were possible for any of us to slide in a word edgewise! [Mary Mitford, "Our Village," 1824].
To edge in a word in this sense is from 1680s.
see get a word in edgewise.