Pronunciation: (wi&thslash;'ur-shinz"), [key]
—adv. Chiefly Scot.
in a direction contrary to the natural one, esp. contrary to the apparent course of the sun or counterclockwise: considered as unlucky or causing disaster. Also,widdershins.Cf. deasil.
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