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twisting

[′twist·iŋ]
(textiles)
In a ply yarn or cord, the process of combining two or more ends with a twist to give greater strength and smoothness, increased uniformity, or novel effects.
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Keep twisting this section around your finger again and again until it begins to spring and pull inwards towards your head.
Twisting kicks can be used at different heights for different targets.
Using the 2005 Twist and Shout convention in Las Vegas as a lens, it reveals a world where balloon twisting crosses the line from casual entertainment to--literally and figuratively--serious business.
They were doing a lot of twisting, a lot of stunts, which affects the run game.
Twisting the ordinary two-dimensional plane into a helicoid converts the plane's flatness into saddle-based curviness.
Borrowing a nearly 100-year-old idea, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Active Aeroelastic Wing program is looking to prove that twisting an airplane's wing can improve control.
Easy does it: Start by twisting back one-inch sections over whole head.
Merkowitz have used lasers to monitor the twisting of a pendulum as its housing slowly rotated near up to eight heavy spheres (SN: 5/18/96, p.
Twisting each strip once, alternately cross strips over filling.
Another fundamental solar mechanism yielding to laboratory study is magnetic reconnection, which is the breaking and reattaching of magnetic field lines that have snapped after twisting, stretching, or crossing other lines.
The twisting tendrils of climbing plants have intrigued biologists for well over a century A tendril can coil first in one direction and then in the opposite direction.
He was close to perfection on both his ``quad'' jumps - quadruple twisting triple flips.