boustrophedonic

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(From the Greek "boustrophe-don": turning like oxen in plowing; from "bous": ox, cow; "strephein": to turn; "don": in the manner of) An ancient method of writing in which alternate lines are written left-to-right and right-to-left. Some moving-head printers (or their drivers) follow the same pattern to reduce physical movement of the print head. The adverbial form "boustrophedonically" is also found.

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