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contorted

[kən′tȯrd·əd]
(botany)
Twisted; applied to proximate leaves whose margins overlap.
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Few animals were observed on the route; even the monkeys hurried from their path with contortions and grimaces which convulsed Passepartout with laughter.
and here he rolled upon the bottom of the nest in such contortions that he frightened them all.
continued he, exultingly; laying the nest on the ground, and standing over it with his legs wide apart, his hands thrust into his breeches-pockets, his body bent forward, and his face twisted into all manner of contortions in the ecstasy of his delight.
A fiendish rage animated him as he said this; his face was wrinkled into contortions too horrible for human eyes to behold; but presently he calmed himself and proceeded--
To this, Kit only replied by bashfully bidding his mother 'get out,' and forming sundry strange figures with his legs and arms, accompanied by sympathetic contortions of his face.
Danielle is one of the celebrities joining forces with some of the world's most talented variety acts - including Penn and Teller and The Moscow State Circus - to learn skills such as contortion, fire dancing, ventriloquism and plate spinning.
But when he's recruited for a supernatural mission, he must use his contortion skills in the virtual world of video games to take down a lizard creature who's leading a rebellion against Gamers.
The bendy babe is just one of the turns at this year's Contortion Convention in Germany.
They consist of eight acrobats from Kenya who are experts in contortion, human pyramids, tumbling, chair balancing and juggling.
Finally, the EcoPouf Bath Brush also incorporates softer material and facilitates sponging hard-to-reach places without twisting or contortion.
I am feeling contortion inside my stomach as I have just drunk a glass of water from here, said Abdul Hamid a student while vomiting.
Until recently, I would spend every idle moment engaged in some form of physical contortion.