First spotted in The Paris Review
“Periodic Table of Ethereal Elements”
by Lucie Brock-Broido
Issue no. 154 (Spring 2000)
Some kind of autocorrect artefact?
Searched and found from contexts it would be a common form of spelling “earthward”
Sounds like a place I would like to visit.
Made me search the OED where I found eanling: a young lamb; kid.
And so for day 2767