In avoiding the literary conceits and fopperies which he satirizes he has recourse to the most unnatural contortions of expression.
51) shows how credibly such contortions could be represented.
As the egg passes at last through the alarmingly distended neck, the snake makes some slight contortions and the swelling collapses, the shell having been filed through by the saw-like apparatus.
Contortions due to his disorder) may well have alarmed parents.
Double flowers, phyllody of floral parts, contortions and fascinations, dwarfing, malformed leaves, &c.can not only be transmitted in cultivation, but occur ii.