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contorted

[kən′tȯrd·əd]
(botany)
Twisted; applied to proximate leaves whose margins overlap.
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New Delhi [India], September 7 ( ANI ): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said in a clarification that the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi following people on Twitter is mischievous and contorted.
Some shrubs and trees have a tendency to produce suckers from below the graft point and these can be removed now to stop this competing growth from affecting the performance of the specimen - check the contorted hazel, roses and cherry trees.
Traditionally, the casting facility performed its deburring manually with hand-held tools, but these can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome and permanent numbness when workers are subjected to the constant vibrations, high contact forces and contorted positions characteristic of hand-held tools.
That's quite a journey for what was once a brutal instrument of the Roman Empire, a symbol literary critic Jack Miles calls so obscene that its only modern equivalents are photographs of lynching victims, their necks contorted by the noose and their limbs askew from the violence done to them.
The ex-Batman and Robin star even contorted her features into a grin The Joker would have been proud of.
With Blaine's face contorted in pain and bubbles rising to the surface, divers went in to release him from the chains and pull him out.
Holscher's tutorial pavilions at the north-west corner went some way to define the riverside route that turned guests on axis with the original lodge; but this arrival sequence always felt somewhat contorted.
It's the same architect with the same tortuously contorted building image.
This isn't plasticene or metal to be contorted any which way you like.
Then there is Twist, a pliable wishbone, legs swiveled and impossibly contorted and crowned by a hair-covered skull, a tangled mask obfuscating the figure's identity.
In Soto's repeated rounds of pas de deux with each dancer--the tender Kistler draped herself around him, the tempestuous Weese engaged in a physical tug of war, and the sensual Sylve stretched and contorted her body provocatively--nothing developed.