adverb Chiefly Scot.
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Having arrived at their rendezvous, they danced round it ‘withershins’—that is, in reverse of the apparent motion of the sun.Witch, Warlock, and Magician|William Henry Davenport Adams
It is a rough insulated mass, of considerable dimensions, and it is held unlucky to ride thrice withershins around it.Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border Volume III (of 3)|Walter Scott
But this is telling our tale "withershins about," as they say in Netherby.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
Mr. German Doustercivil, the agent at Glen-Withershins mining-works.The Antiquary, Complete|Sir Walter Scott
To go round the person in the opposite direction, or “withershins,” is an evil incantation and brings ill-fortune.The Kath Sarit Sgara|Somadeva Bhatta