v. to watch carefully; to keep vigil
n. lateness; delay
adj. roving; wandering; characterized by vagaries
adj. that roams around the world
Letter to the Times, Aug. 24, 2001:
Sir, Some years ago when I lived in Livingstone, Zambia, I received a letter from Lusaka, the capital, correctly addressed but weeks late.
Among the numerous back stamps the envelope had collected in its travels the last was Livingstone, Canada, with an inscription ‘Try Livingstone, Zambia’.
The letter had also visited Scotland and New Zealand.
David H. Walton