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Definition of Zigzag

  ZIGZAG   verb, transitive
To move forward uncertainly, from side to side, as one carrying the white man's burden. (From zed, z, and jag, an Icelandic word of unknown meaning.)
  He zedjagged so uncomen wyde
  Thet non coude pas on eyder syde;
  So, to com saufly thruh, I been
  Constreynet for to doodge betwene.


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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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