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Definitions of zag

  1.   an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions

Antonyms for zag

straighten.

Quotes of zag

  1. Commodities tend to zig when the equity markets zag – Jim Rogers

Usage examples for zag

  1. “ 2119 to denote loose and the zig zag marks to indicate tight places ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. His drapery is cast in curious folds of a zig zag character following the lines of the composition whilst the dresses of the other personages fall in broad masses to the ground – Giorgione by Herbert Cook
  3. They wheeled into battalions and out of battalions in most glorious disorder their straight lines were zig zag – A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America by S. A. Ferrall
  4. As long as the pursued continued to zig zag there was little hope of a successful shot – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  5. “ Mrs Devine appeared a trifle uncertain and her face expressed rather resignation than any special desire to make the descent but she permitted Brooke to assist her down the zig zag trail while Barbara followed with light fearless tread – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  6. They paused in the Ball Room squeezed through Fat Man's Misery that zig zag passage so narrow and winding that the one behind cannot see his neighbor a yard ahead and then out into the ample comfort of Great Relief – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  7. It will not draw a man but an eight armed monster it will not draw a flower but only a spiral or a zig zag – Essays by Alice Meynell
  8. The pine forest clothing its base resembled turf while the zig zag paths above appeared as fine yellow threads ” – An Impromptu Ascent of Mont Blanc by W. H. Le Mesurier
  9. And what does a broken zig zag signify comparable to knowing that the men what we have been pleased to send up to Congress speaks handsome and straight as we chooses they should – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  10. On the cheeks from eyes to articulation of jaws are two sub parallel zig zag lines of jet black five to seven straighter lines less deep in hue cross the lower back and blend gradually with the caudal rings which including the black tip are about nine in number – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  11. At some places it did so for several hundred yards then it would turn suddenly to the right or left then turn again and again in zig zag lines – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  12. Circling all these sacred things was the blue zig zag of the sky lightening by which Those Above send their decrees to earth children who know the signs and at each corner the symbols of the Spirit People were on guard – The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan
  13. “ To judge by a photograph it must resemble the line over the Brenner Pass in the Tyrol where near the station of Gossensass there is a similar zig zag – Six Letters From the Colonies by Robert Seaton
  14. “ There's a considerable fightin ben done but it is all criss cross zig zag an don't amount to nothin an so it will be to the end of the chapter – Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith
  15. It was maybe to ponder over these words that I took the way up the steep bye path that led up the beach an' so zig zag along the cliff's edge – Seven Frozen Sailors by George Manville Fenn
  16. On these bands the chief ornament is the zig zag and curves directly derived therefrom and the spiral begins to appear as a form of decoration – The Sea-Kings of Crete by James Baikie
  17. “ For ten or fifteen minutes they wormed zig zag downward the angle of descent so great that frequently they were obliged to sit down and slide controlling their speed by clinging to the rocks on either side – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  18. You find yourself at the edge of a crater 965 feet deep the sides in most places precipitous and the bottom is reached only by a zig zag path – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  19. But it was manifestly possible to utilise the two currents and with good luck to zig zag one's course so as to come within easy signalling distance of the various camps and as a matter of fact we actually passed immediately over Bulford Camp with which we exchanged signals while two other camps lay close to right and left of us ” – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  20. We get a good notion of the Jura in its sterner and more arid aspect during this zig zag drive first mounting then descending – Holidays in Eastern France by Matilda Betham-Edwards

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