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(ˈdiːzəl; ˈdiːʃəl; ˈdɛʃəl; ˈdɛsəl) ,




(Navigation) in the direction of the apparent course of the sun; clockwise
motion in this direction
[C18: Scottish Gaelic deiseil]
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(ˈdi zəl)

clockwise. Compare withershins.
[1765–75; < Scottish Gaelic, Irish deiseal, Middle Irish dessel=dess right, south + sel turn, time]
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References in periodicals archive ?
Deasil: (a) clockwise (b) fuel (c) sky-blue (d) devastating Answers: 1 (b); 2 (c); 3 (a) 4 (d); 5 (b) 6 (c); 7 (d); 8 (b); 9 (a); 10 (a)
DEASIL ART GALLERY, OXFORD STREET, LEAMINGTON: A Delicate Splash, watercolour and acrylic exhibition by Louise Morgan, Georgia Papamarkou and Jeanne McKellar, until August 18.
Walking the ins and outs of bays and capes, recalling sailors' talk, one would arrive at the first-order generalization self-contained, aware of moving either clockwise or counterclockwise, or rather (this antedates clocks) deasil or widdershins, directions more immediate for island dwellers than compass points or (compasses too) the apparently single-minded career of the Sun, whose chariot plunges across while I go round and round; and discover, despite the senses' endless record of detail, the shore as a closed curve.
When his Muhme, the voice of anglophobia and the symbol of the Scottish/Highland communal consciousness hostile to cultural assimilation, walks the protective deasil around him, takes away his dirk, and in her Taishataragh warns that "there is blood on your hand, and it is English blood.
And when Owen at the bottom of the globe, on bone hooks, swings free "in the ancient deasil motion," whirling clockwise and "congruent" with the sun and stars, "at varying angles to the blue horizon," singing his way into "the interstices" and the "algorithmic Sun Dance," feeling himself attached to "the central pole, the axis of the world," any reader should be reminded of the fate of Ishmael:
DEASIL ART GALLERY, OXFORD STREET, LEAMINGTON: Summer Exhibition, new and familiar artists, until July 29.
? Deasil Art Gallery in Leamington is opening its new exhibition with a private view from 6.30pm tonight where visitors can meet the artists.