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 for boustrophedon
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  boustrophedon
   n.
  
      [from a Greek word for turning like an ox while plowing] An ancient method
      of writing using alternate left-to-right and right-to-left lines. This term
      is actually philologists' techspeak and typesetters' jargon. Erudite
      hackers use it for an optimization performed by some computer typesetting
      software and moving-head printers. The adverbial form ?boustrophedonically?
      is also found (hackers purely love constructions like this).
  

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