1. an ancient writing system: having alternate lines written in opposite directions; literally `as the ox ploughs'
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How To Use boustrophedon In A Sentence

  • I couldn’t very well tell him the truth, that it was my own system, a boustrophedonic code based on six languages, three alphabets, a variety of symbols mathematical and chemical, and a hieroglyphic, designed to keep up with even the fastest of lecturers and leave me time to record nonverbal data, as well. A Letter of Mary
  • [or rather, down, up, down: the form of writing known as boustrophedon, that is, the way an ox turns in a furrow]. Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature
  • The more indecisive used a curious system known as boustrophedon in which the text would run from left to right, reach the end of the line and double back to run right to left like the furrows of a plough!
  • The psychopathological of an diabolically is guinean on the boustrophedonic of the car parking birmingham it is unrelenting of, as toppingly as the loggia senecan of the bise that incessant it. Rational Review
  • This winding path is yet again an otherworldly symbolism and is related to the reason why ancient inscriptions in Etruria and in the Aegean area were sometimes written in a boustrophedon or spiral pattern. Archive 2009-03-01
  • At that time the Greeks did not use Upper and Lower case letters, nor did they use punctuation so reading a piece of boustrophedon writing is challenging.
  • There's also the matter of the winding boustrophedon path of the pawns along the three rows of the board at least, according to Timothy Kendall's rules. Archive 2009-03-01
  • Greek alphabet, written from right to left, or in boustrophedon. Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life
  • Etruscan was sometimes written in boustrophedon fashion and sometimes from right to left in horizontal lines.
  • The first is the back-and-forth meandering pattern known as boustrophedon.
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