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  • adv. Clockwise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the direction of the sun's apparent motion, or from the east southward and westward, and so around the circle; also, in the same direction as the movement of the hands of a watch lying face upward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the direction of the sun's apparent motion; in the direction of the movement of the hands of a watch.


sun +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)


  • When preparing plum pudding, every person in the household had to take a turn stirring the mixture three times in a clockwise sunwise motion.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Stirring plum pudding in a “sunwise” direction is thought to be a ritual derived from the Celts.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Since the last snowfall included some freezing rain, I would do the city forest loop widdershins rather than sunwise -- the latter involves a downhill turn that gets dicey on cross-country skis and ice.

    To ski or not to ski, that is the question...

  • GUPTA: Before heading outside today, try checking out your UV levels at www.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2006

  • GUPTA: Before heading outside today, try checking out your UV levels at www., just put in your zip code for a local forecast.

    CNN Transcript Aug 5, 2006

  • Yet, at the same time, with her blood flowing softly sunwise, to let the sunwise sympathy of unknown people steal in to her.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • But to let the sunwise world steal across to her, and add its motion to her, the motion of the stress of life, with the big sun and the stars like a tree holding out its leaves.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • The chain set, they lit wands of pungent incense and, trailing smoke and prayers, walked around the outside of the circle, sunwise three times.

    Dalamar the Dark

  • She showed her willingness to try a new ritual, one she knew was of great importance to me, by circling sunwise into the lodge the next day.

    Coyote Medicine

  • The route of prayer travels sunwise around the pit of stones.

    Coyote Medicine


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