The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form, which process checked the flow of the sap, and at the same time encouraged the production of side branches at those parts of the stem where they were most desired.
I had to zigzag around trees and power lines ... I had no access to maps, and there were no street signs. It was a little challenging for an out-of-towner.
ZIGZAG, v.t. To move forward uncertainly, from side to side, as one carrying the white man's burden. (From 'zed', 'z', and 'jag', an Icelandic word of unknown meaning.)