boustrophedon


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an ancient writing system: having alternate lines written in opposite directions

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The boustrophedon survey design, or a more regular and approximately rectangular pattern design, was found to be most useful in simultaneously photographing the seafloor and acoustically mapping it.
Choset, "Coverage of known spaces: The boustrophedon cellular decomposition," Autonomous Robots, vol.
oxen walks boustrophedon in a small field tended a garden so
Note the casual gesture at boustrophedon here, as laborers turn their plow by "working out" in the pool rather than the fields.
In Greece, before 600 BC, there was no clear decision regarding whether writing should go from left to right or from right to left (or even boustrophedon, where the direction of writing followed the path of the plough in a field and lines had to be read in alternating directions).
The text is three lines long, in high relief, and written in boustrophedon style starting in the top right-hand corner.
You honor her presence by viewing her hair, recalling her successive selves: sexy, sashaying nymphet; deeply pensive graduate student, all Bachelard and Cioran; forthright poet shifting from planets to psychoanalysis--all as one, a kind of boustrophedon with selves superimposed on one another like crisscrossed lines of writing.