circumgyration

circumgyration

(ˌsɜːkəmdʒaɪˈreɪʃən)
n
the act of rolling, turning, or travelling about
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I can understand they are caused by nothing but the Circumgyration of the Clouds, made by two contrary Winds meeting at a Point, and condensing the Cloud till it falls in the shape we see it; which by the twisting Motion sucks up Water, and doth much Mischief to Ships at Sea, where they happen oftner than at Land.
What Bentham would probably have found objectionable about all these auto-iconized thinkers is that they all, as a rule, represent themselves as dead, that is, as corpses: even though they look exactly the same as they did when they were still alive, they nevertheless lie like dead people with their eyes closed, whereas Bentham himself is sitting upright in a chair, his (glass) eyes open, his hat on his head and his walking stick in his hands, as if he had just sat down, or as if he were just about to rise from his chair and leave for his daily "antejentacular circumgyration"--in a word, as if he were alive.