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zigzag

Postby eberntson » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:54 pm

zigzag

Definitions
noun
1.a line or course characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
2.one of the series of such turns
3.something having the form of a zigzag
adjective
4.(usually prenominal) formed in or proceeding in a zigzag
5.(of sewing machine stitches) produced in a zigzag by a swing needle used for joining stretch fabrics, neatening raw edges, etc
adverb
6.in a zigzag manner
verb
7.to proceed or cause to proceed in a zigzag
8.(tr) to form into a zigzag
Alternative Forms
ˈzigˌzaggedness noun ˈzigˌzagger noun
Word Origin
C18: from French, from German zickzack, from Zacke point, jagged projection; from French, from German from point, jagged projection; see 1

(Source: Collins English Dictionary)

Comment: I like the "zickzack" which can mean jagged, but also used as a verb/adverb in the same way "Lickety-split"

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Re: zigzag

Postby Slava » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:56 pm

This one got the Doctor's special treatment here.
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Re: zigzag

Postby eberntson » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:23 pm

I'm so happy when I can be useful... :lol:

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Fear less, hope more;
eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more;
talk less, say more,
and all good things will be yours.
--R. Burns
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