SECTION IV. MOTION
MOTION WITH REFERENCE TO DIRECTION
Direction –N. bearing, course, set, drift, tenor; tendency; incidence; bending, trending; dip, tack, aim, collimation; steering, steerage. cardinal points; North, East, South, West; rhumb, azimuth, line of collimation. line, path, road, range, quarter; alignment; bee-line.
Deviation. –N. swerving; obliquation, warp, refraction; reflection, flexion; sweep; deflection, deflexure; declination. diversion, digression, departure from, aberration, drift, sheer; divergence; zigzag; détour (circuit) [Desultory motion] wandering; vagrancy, evagation; by-paths and crooked ways. [Motion sideways, oblique motion] sidling; échelon, leeway; knight’s move (at chess).
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.