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The Devil's Dictionary: Zigzag

by Ambrose Bierce
ZEUS
ZOOLOGY

ZIGZAG

-v.t.

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.

-Munwele

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