Hot pain slid through him as his body contorted into the new form.
The contorted strata of slate and greywacke rock must have been formed at a period vastly anterior to that in which the lake of the upper valley managed to force an outlet through the enclosing barriers.
They are often highly contorted and dislocated.
He sometimes altered and contorted the facts; he very often unduly simplified his problems; he was very apt when he had proved a favourite opinion true to infer it to be the whole truth.
Cynthia held the door handle, looking ready to jump while Dean contorted around the shift stick, barely able to press the pedal with his toe.
This schist is much contorted, but seems to have a general dip to the south or south-east.
That these high plateaus are planes of erosion is shown by their independence of geological structure, the upturned edges of the vertical and contorted schists having been abruptly shorn off and the granite having been wasted and levelled along its exposed surface.
His body contorted, and agony floated through him as the sixty seconds of being whatever he'd been was up and he changed again.
The third zone covers the higher mountains on their southern and eastern sides, whose violently contorted strata leave many transverse valleys, though usually inclining laterally towards the south-east.
The hills are of primary formation, with fine masses of contorted gneiss.
Jared.s form contorted then grew twice his size as he shifted into a creature unlike any she.d ever seen.
Thus, in Malvaceae the corolla is contorted and the calyx valuate, or reduplicate; in St John's-wort the calyx is imbricate, and the corolla contorted.
Fire slid through his body as he contorted and changed shapes.
It contorted into a human form, and Katie cursed.
Her face contorted with rage, and her eyes blackened.
- Curved and Contorted Rocks, near Old Head of Kinsale.
Contorted stems, sometimes of considerable thickness, very hard, and covered with a grey cracked bark, rise out of the sand, bearing green plumes with small greyish leaves and pink fruit.
His face contorted in rage and one long step brought him close enough to grab her shoulders.
Her body was warm, unlike Memon's, her face contorted in pain even in sleep.
These become brown, finally blackish and greatly contorted until a large scab is formed on the developing tuber, whence the name by which the disease is known - "black scab."
The foliation is often parallel to the bedding, but may cross it obliquely or at right angles; or the bedding may be folded and contorted while the foliation maintains a nearly uniform orientation.
A structure akin to cleavage, often exemplified by slates especially when they have been somewhat contorted or gnarled, is the Ausweichungsclivage of Albert Heim.
The structure of the epidermis of the under side of the leaf, with its contorted cells, is represented (X 160) in fig.
They are often contorted, and near the contact with the granite pass into mica-schists and quartzites.
Tropical flora disappears, and in the semi-desert plains the fleshy, leafless, contorted species of kapsias, mesembryanthemums, aloes and other succulent plants make their appearance.
As the rock was highly viscous and the surface over which it moved was often irregular the motion was disturbed and fluctuating; hence the sinuous and contorted appearance frequently assumed by the banding.
- Diagram to illustrate contorted or twisted aestivation, in which the parts of the whorl are overlapped by each other in turn, and are twisted on their axis.