Roget category 3142. Words relating to space
› 2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.4. Motion with reference to direction
[Reciprocating motion, motion to and fro.]
motion of a pendulum —
alternation — coming and going etc. v. — ebb and flow, flux and reflux, ups and down.
fluctuation — vacillation etc. (irresolution) 605.
wave, vibratiuncle†, swing, beat, shake, wag, seesaw, dance, lurch, dodge — logan†, loggan†, rocking-stone, vibroscope†.
fluctuate, dance, curvet, reel, quake — quiver, quaver — shake, flicker — wriggle — roll, toss, pitch — flounder, stagger, totter — move up and down, bob up and down etc. adv. — pass and repass, ebb and flow, come and go — vacillate etc. 605 — teeter [U.S.].
brandish, shake, flourish.
to and fro,
up and down,
backwards and forwards,
hither and yon,
in and out,
from side to side,
like buckets in a well.
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