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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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