WORD to Ponder

Widdershins: In a left-handed or contrary direction; counterclockwise. For the first 200 years of the word’s life, it had another meaning – it was used to describe that particular kind of bad hair day when unruly hair stands on end or simply falls the wrong way.

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Use in a Sentence: “And the waves beat upon the one hand, and upon the other the dead leaves ran; and the clouds raced in the sky, and the gulls flew widdershins.” – Robert Louis Stevenson, The Song of the Morrow, 1896.

Robert Louis Stevenson (13 Nov. 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Info and Pic Cred: en.m.wikipedia.org

 

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