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  • noun Plural form of zigzag.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of zigzag.


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  • But if you are worried about its short-term zigzags -- and that means short term even over a couple of weeks -- then perhaps you should take a different strategy.

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  • It dropped in short zigzags down through a grove of tangled, gnarled, and savage cedars and pines, whose roots were like iron and filled with spurs that were sharp as chisels.

    The Trail of the Goldseekers A Record of Travel in Prose and Verse

  • Beyond this point the ground was clear of trees; and the road ran, in short zigzags, up the steep hill to the breastwork which lined the edge of the top zigzag.

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  • This quantified big dream should be a long-term goal that your short-term zigzags are all leading to. News

  • This quantified big dream should be a long-term goal that your short-term zigzags are all leading to. News

  • What marks the Art Deco-style buildings in particular, besides their laid-back aesthetic, is the use of motifs that decorate their exteriors such as zigzags, waves and ziggurats, terraced pyramids reminiscent of the temple towers built by ancient Assyrians and Babylonians.

    Forever Art Deco

  • However, to ride straight and fast over such a country would be simply impossible; their detestable snake-fences meet you everywhere, with their projecting "zigzags" of loosely-piled rails; you can hardly ever get a chance of taking them in your stride, and they are a fair standing jump with the top bar removed, which generally involves dismounting.

    Border and Bastille

  • But the character of the landscape soon changed; loose, sprawling "zigzags" usurped the place of neat squared posts and rails; the stunted woodland stretched farther afield, with rarer breaks of clearing; and the low hill-ranges, behind which the watery sun soon absconded, looked drearily bare in the distance.

    Border and Bastille

  • The pulse is believed to disrupt the electrical activity in the brain that causes early symptoms of migraines producing auras - visual disturbances such as zigzags, spots of light or blind spots, or sensory disturbances such as numbness or tingling. - latest science and technology news stories

  • No event is more significant in Israel's political "zigzags" than the peace treaty with Egypt



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