Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
1. Conceptional Volition
NOUN: CIRCUIT, round-about way, digression, detour, circumbendibus [ humorous], circumambience, circumambiency, circumambulation, ambages, loop; winding ( circuition) [See Circuition]; zigzag ( deviation) [See Deviation].
VERB: GO ROUND ABOUT, circumambulate, perform a circuit, make a circuit, go out of ones way; make a detour; meander ( deviate) [See Deviation].
lead a pretty dance; beat about, - the bush; make two bites of a cherry.
ADJECTIVE: CIRCUITOUS, circumambient, circumambulatory, indirect, roundabout; zigzag ( deviating) [See Deviation]; backhanded.
ADVERB: IN A ROUNDABOUT WAY; by a side wind, by an indirect course; from pillar to post.
QUOTATION: The longest way round is the shortest way home.