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contorted

[kən′tȯrd·əd]
(botany)
Twisted; applied to proximate leaves whose margins overlap.
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In a nutshell: Nobody flies, contorts or juggles better.
A self-proclaimed appropriationist, Grotjahn absorbs and then contorts discrete breeds of modern representation culled from sources high and low--ultimately performing a roguish redistribution rather than a "deconstruction.
RAGING flames engulf his body, searing pain contorts his face.
It contorts his body and the images are blown up on large screens around him.
Richard Vasquez, aka Steelo, contorts his body to the beat as his fellow dancers watch in ``Groovaloo'' at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.
Bearing on sixteen 20m deep piles, a concrete raft folds, contorts and extends around the kitchen and living room as a series of fully expressed shear walls and slabs.
Twisting the flat planes of modernism into the suggestive curves of a helix, he tapped the pulse of the Baroque dynamic that, as Henri Focillon describes in his liberating treatise The Life of Forms in Art, at once sums up, turns on, contorts, and narrates the formulas of all other dynamics.
As audio disks play on the Jaguar CD, The Virtual Light Machine morphs, contorts and pulsates psychedelic light with the beat of the music.