Like a bell. Refers to grands battements executed continuously devant and derrière through the first position. See Battement en cloche, grand.
Sideways. Used to indicate that a step is to be made to the side, either to the right or to the left.
In the shape of a cross. Indicates that an exercise is to be executed to the fourth position front, to the second position and to the fourth position back, or vice versa. As, for example, in battements tendus en croix.
In a diagonal. Indicates that a step is to be done traveling in a diagonal direction.
Circular. A term applied to steps or enchaînements executed in a circle.