Twisted sentence example

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  • She gently twisted her arm free.

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  • She twisted her arm from his grip.

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  • He gave that little twisted smile again.

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  • His mouth twisted into a bitter smile.

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  • She twisted to face her father.

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  • She twisted her head away as he dripped the blood over her lips.

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  • He glanced at her and a wry smile twisted his mouth.

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  • Humor danced in his eyes and twisted smooth lips.

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  • She looked at the unconscious woman in her lap then twisted to look up at Darian.

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  • Her stomach contracted and then twisted into a knot.

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  • She twisted away from him.

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  • The gray eyes held a glint of something more than humor, but his lips twisted into a satirical smile.

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  • She swallowed her other questions and twisted her hands in her lap, distraught.

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  • His nose and mouth were twisted to one side.

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  • He studied her face with mocking eyes, and his mouth twisted into a humorless smile.

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  • I twisted Cade's arm to get him to come out here with me for a picnic lunch.

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  • Far from the grouchy expression he had put on at the beginning of the ride, now his eyes flashed with humor, and his lips were twisted in a friendly smile.

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  • A wry smile twisted his face, but the eyes softened.

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  • The blue ice melted with warmth and a slow smile twisted his lips in an attractive way.

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  • He twisted, turned and moved his arms constantly, a determined look painted on his face.

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  • She twisted to stare at him.

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  • Her stomach twisted painfully.

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  • In her brief absence I described how Howie squirmed and twisted while sleeping.

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  • She must not have twisted one of the locks, even though she'd checked them all twice.

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  • Dusty twisted to look up at Darian, not understanding Darian's concern.

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  • Deidre twisted her head to see Gabriel.

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  • Deidre twisted the top of the vial open and neared the girl.

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  • Deidre twisted to display the tattoos marking her as Darkyn's.

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  • Westlake twisted around the seat once more and after a struggle pulled out an old step pump.

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  • She twisted the cap from the bottle and held it out to him.

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  • He dived into the hay after her and she twisted away.

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  • Rissa twisted, leery of her second.

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  • And again he twisted the screw with the stripped thread, and again it turned uselessly in the same place.

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  • His mouth twisted into a wry smile.

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  • A wry smile twisted his lips, his gaze faintly annoyed.

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  • His gut twisted at the idea of never again seeing her bright smile, holding her, smelling her sweet scent.

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  • She gave a strangled cry as Dusty twisted out of reach, the sword slicing through the back of his shirt.

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  • He blocked it and the next two blows and then snatched a fist headed for his face, twisted her arm, and spun her.

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  • He twisted it and unleashed a kick that knocked his opponent off his feet and sent the sword flying.

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  • No, Damian, you couldn't have known how twisted she was.

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  • The driver sped away before the door closed, and she twisted around to see the three men watching them.

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  • She jerked at his voice and twisted to face him, observing him coolly before turning away.

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  • She twisted her head to see the jumbled outlines of the small army of vamps running toward them from the direction of the burning mountain.

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  • Damian twisted, surprised to find his body stiff with the simple movement.

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  • She held no sway in what happened or played no larger part in their twisted doings.

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  • They crossed Canyon Creek and the site of an avalanche a few years earlier, now evidenced by the rubble of broken, twisted trees and displaced earth.

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  • Then, in the glow of yet another rocket, he saw it—a nearly unrecognizable mass of twisted red metal.

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  • His face twisted in rage as he reached for her again.

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  • She twisted her neck.

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  • The long awn, which is bent and closely twisted below the bend, acts as a driving organ; it isvery hygroscopic, the coils untwisting when damp and twisting up when dry.

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  • You're a pretty twisted bitch.

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  • He twisted, gaze going down her frame.

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  • He twisted and motioned one of the waiting demons forward.

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  • Her stomach twisted into a ball.

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  • Her stomach twisted into a knot and her throat constricted.

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  • His eyes were twinkling with mirth and his lips were twisted into a sardonic smile.

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  • Alex twisted uncomfortably in his chair, trying to push back the emotions that memory invoked.

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  • She twisted to see into the beach house.

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  • Gabe twisted his head to see the bed empty.

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  • The flutter of a black trench coat blended with the dark sky as Gabriel twisted them in midair, so he'd hit back first, with her protected in his arms.

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  • Daniela's head twisted to the side, and she frowned.

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  • She twisted to pull her feet onto her bed and choked back a scream.

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  • Deidre twisted and pulled up her shirt for Katie to see.

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  • Deidre twisted to see Gabriel at the wine chiller.

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  • He had a bottle in his hand and twisted the cork free with little effort.

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  • She twisted to meet his gaze, frowning.

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  • Katie instinctively believed her and twisted, staring with Toby at the man in black who watched them drive away.

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  • His gut twisted as raw emotion crossed Jade's face.

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  • The creature twisted her wrist and squeezed, capturing her blood in a small vial.

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  • In his own twisted way, he'd just called her beautiful.

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  • After all, in his own twisted way, he'd tried to help her.

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  • A wry smile twisted his lips.

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  • Rhyn twisted his head away with a warning growl, and the world crashed down on her.

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  • She wiped her eyes and twisted, surprised to see Kris in her doorway.

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  • She twisted, trying to see him in the dark.

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  • She rolled her eyes at his twisted sense of humor, which normally teetered on lethal.

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  • Rhyn was all she would take away from the twisted Immortal world.

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  • Not sure which of us is more twisted.

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  • Katie ducked again then twisted her hips in a perfect baseball batter.s swing and smacked her hard in the face.

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  • He twisted his head to see Kris standing outside of a portal.

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  • It twisted its odd little face to look at her and sniffed at her arm with its small trunk.

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  • Kiera's eyes strayed from Evelyn's, and she twisted all the way around, taking in everything, before she started to cry.

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  • She watched him circle the table and twisted to see where he went.

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  • Kiera jerked out of her thoughts and twisted on the bed to face her.

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  • She tore her gaze away and twisted her head, yielding yet defying him as well.

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  • She sighed, ready for bed, and twisted to swing her legs from the bench.

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  • Surprised, she pulled away from the comfortable position resting against him and twisted to face him.

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  • He waited, head twisted over her shoulder to see her.

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  • Nishani jerked and twisted to face him.

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  • A light shined in her face, and she twisted, fear piercing her misery.

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  • She shivered and twisted to see the rest of her paintings.

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  • They were approximately the right size but too dried and twisted to wear.

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  • She twisted her now-empty left hand ring finger and spoke, in barely a whisper.

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  • Sarah broke the silence with a tenuous giggle that evoked a twisted smile from Jackson.

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  • Jackson twisted his face in a mock laugh and slapped his knee.

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  • He froze, his face twisted with pain.

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  • His gut twisted and he desired only one thing–escape.

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  • Jackson marched toward the door, his face twisted with pain and fear.

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  • The dark eyes began to twinkle and the smooth lips slowly twisted into a wry smile.

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  • A slow smile twisted his lips and added a twinkle to his eyes.

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  • His lips twisted into a smile as he helped Katie out.

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  • His lips twisted into a lopsided smile.

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  • She twisted in her seat to face General Greene, one of the three people on the compound authorized by the manic commander to be present in the command hub alone.

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  • Lana twisted, grimacing when her neck cramped with the simple movement.

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  • Elise grabbed at Arnie, who twisted free and followed Lana.

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  • She landed hard on her left side, pain flaring through her as her wrist twisted.

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  • When it stopped, she twisted to see a crater at the end of the street near the river.

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  • It took too long for Brady to appear, and her stomach twisted as she imagined him blown to pieces.

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  • Lana twisted to watch it lower itself to the ground a hundred meters behind her position.

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  • She twisted to face the direction from which it had come, expecting to see Gabriel.  Nothing was there.  The jungle around her fell suddenly still, and the possessed branches stopped in place, as if watching her.

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  • Two days with demons … he'd seen what happened to her here, in Hell, over a similar period of time.  Sasha was twisted, but Darkyn was merciless.

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  • Toby clutched it and twisted in the branch's grip, until he could see the dark storm clouds moving slowly across the sky.

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  • Katie touched the roots ensnaring the sleeping woman's ankle.  The mess baffled her, as if the roots themselves had reached out to grab Deidre's ankles instead of her slipping and stumbling into them.  The gnarly roots were twisted and thick, wrapped too tightly for her to pry them apart.

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  • He looked up instinctively, sensing something different about this thunder.  It didn't sound like the rumbling thunder he'd heard in the mortal world.  It sounded like an explosion in the sky.  The jungle canopy blocked his view, so he leapt up to catch the branch of the nearest tree.  He scaled the tree quickly, stopping only when he broke through the layers of leaves.  More tiny explosions came, and he twisted to see what they were.

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  • Deidre screamed, and Katie twisted in midair.  The woman was tumbling towards the treetops.  Branches snatched at her and missed, and Deidre fell through the canopy to the jungle below.

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  • Then his front wheel twisted violently and he knew the tire had blown a second before he hit the sand at the shoulder and felt himself twisting and rolling in the grass and sharp rocks at the edge of the roadside.

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  • She twisted the stem of her glass.

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  • The words twisted her heart into a ball.

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  • She jerked back and twisted her arm from his grasp.

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  • An uneasy feeling twisted her stomach.

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  • His face turned to her, the thin lips twisted in a sardonic smile.

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  • Josh stared at her for a moment and then a lopsided smile twisted his lips.

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  • A sardonic smile twisted his mouth.

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  • Her stomach twisted into a knot and her eyes burned with the threat of tears.

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  • His lips twisted into a sardonic smile.

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  • His mouth twisted into a wry smile and the dark eyes glinted with something less than humor.

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  • She twisted her glass around in the puddle of condensation.

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  • Seeing the mare suffer twisted Carmen's stomach into a knot.

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  • Then she joined the fun, leaping and lashing her feet into the air as she twisted her belly toward the sun.

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  • She twisted her fork in her mashed potatoes.

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  • She gnawed at her lower lip and twisted a fork in her eggs.

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  • Claire twisted to see who spoke and was struck by the tall, slender man who stepped from the shadows of the forest.

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  • She twisted, one knife drawn before she recognized Darian's dark shape crouched over her feet.

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  • Her emotions were twisted when it came to the Grey God.

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  • Her ankle twisted as she landed on a rock, and she fell, yanking free another knife to block the guardsmen's first blow.

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  • Those of age to become pages were too old, for the beast twisted their impure hearts and made them attack us.

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  • He grabbed her arm, and she twisted, punching him hard in the jaw before tearing away.

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  • Memon's son can be nothing but twisted, like the father!

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  • She watched as the twisted battle began and progressed, unable to turn away despite her horror.

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  • In this, she would always remain a better person than the twisted, abusive man who had controlled her so absolutely before she killed him.

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  • As slippery and twisted the man was, he knew how to train men to win a battle.

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  • She stared at the twisted man before her.

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  • He twisted a lock of her hair between his fingers.

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  • One of Natalie's fingers twisted a curly blond lock while the other hand held a thumb firmly in her mouth.

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  • Lillie twisted and turned, always in perfect time with him.

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  • A wry smile twisted his lips and the dark eyes reflected humor.

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  • Shifting her position to relieve a cramp in her hip, she twisted the injured shoulder and cried out in pain.

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  • Her stomach twisted into a knot.

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  • Carmen's stomach twisted into a knot as she followed him upstairs to his office.

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  • I twisted my ankle and fell.

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  • Gradually the water became clear and she twisted the knob until the water flow stopped.

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  • She twisted free of his grip and moved away.

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  • His dark features were twisted with a perplexed expression as he swung her around.

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  • Ashley avoided her gaze and twisted the sheet with her hands.

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  • He twisted, not expecting her to leave.

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  • She twisted away, in enough pain as it was.

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  • She twisted her head to study his strong profile, not expecting the philosophical response.

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  • He twisted to keep her from reaching it.

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  • Jessi twisted, unable to see the picture.

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  • She almost dropped the mug and twisted to see the stranger at the top of the stairs.

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  • She twisted it, almost squealing when it gave.

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  • Jessi twisted, startled by his words.

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  • Both of them twisted to face her.

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  • As the small filings produced by friction seek to pass through the interstices between the rapidly revolving spherical particles in the vortex, they are detained and become twisted and channelled in their passage, and when they reach the edge of the inner ocean of solar dust they settle upon it as the froth and foam produced by the agitation of water gathers upon its surface.

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  • Its central tower carries a remarkable twisted spire of wood covered with lead, 230 ft.

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  • Howitt points out, which can be twisted into referring even indirectly to their first arrival.

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  • Robur than any other species, forming a thick trunk with spreading base and, when growing in glades or other open places, huge spreading boughs, less twisted and gnarled than those of the English oak, and covered with a whitish bark that gives a marked character to the tree.

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  • A pair of fine wires of iron and constantan are twisted together in the middle, and one pair of unlike ends are connected to a galvanometer.

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  • The conductors are then twisted in pairs with definite lays.

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  • Sometimes in lianes the whole stem breaks up into separate woody strands, often twisted like the strands of a rope, and running into one another at intervals.

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  • Internally they are found to consist of a lamina twisted upon itself, and externally they generally exhibit a tortuous structure, produced, before the cloaca was reached, by the spiral valve of a compressed small intestine (as in skates, sharks and dog-fishes); the surface shows also vascular impressions and corrugations due to the same cause.

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  • Another type exists in Rhea and in the Anseriformes, greatly specialized by being spirally twisted and partly reversible like the finger of a glove.

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  • The males are very small, free-flying insects with the prothorax, mesothorax and elytra greatly reduced, the latter appearing as little, twisted strips, while the metathorax is relatively large, with its wings broad and capable of longitudinal folding.

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  • The trunk is usually flattened, and twisted as though composed of several stems united; the bark is smooth and light grey; and the leaves are in two rows, 2 to 3 in.

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  • The species C. torulosa of North India, so called from its twisted bark, attains an altitude of 150 ft.; its branches are erect or ascending, and grow so as to form a perfect cone.

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  • The timber is very much twisted in grain, and liable to warp and split, but is used for making plasterers' laths and for fencing; "shingles" for roofing are sometimes made of it.

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  • Actaeon is prosobranchiate, the visceral commissure is twisted in Actaeon and Chilina, and even slightly still in Bulla and Scaphander; in Actaeon and Limacina the osphradium is to the left, innervated by the supra-intestinal ganglion.

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  • In external appearance the Mandaean is distinguished from the Moslem only by a brown coat and a parti-coloured headcloth with a cord twisted round it.

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  • By means of the calamistrum the silk secreted by the cribellum is teased into a fine thread which is twisted round the main threads of the web, giving it a very characteristic woolly or flocculent appearance.

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  • Microscopic examination of a specimen of mature cotton shows that the hairs are flattened and twisted, resembling somewhat in general appearance an empty and twisted fire hose.

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  • To render the elongation evident, another wire is attached to its centre S2, this last having a thread fixed to its middle of which the other end is twisted round the shaft of an index needle or in some way connected to it through a multiplying gear.

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  • If then the torsion head is twisted, the suspended coil experiences a torque and is displaced through FIG.

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  • If then the torsion head is provided with an index needle, and also if the movable coil is provided with an indicating point, it is possible to measure the torsional angle through which the head must be twisted to bring the movable coil back to its zero position.

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  • For instance, the names which they give to certain fruits, such as the duri-an, the rambut-an and the pulas-an, which are indigenous in the Malayan countries, and are not found elsewhere, are all compound words meaning respectively the thorny, the hairy and the twisted fruit.

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  • In the hall of a raja on state occasions a head-kerchief twisted into a peak is worn, and the coat is furnished with a high collar extending round the back of the neck only.

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  • The wild oat, moreover, has a long stiff awn, usually twisted near the base.

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  • The colour is generally black-and-tan or brownish, the body is extremely long and cylindrical; the ears are large and pendulous, the legs broad, thick and twisted, with everted paws..

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  • Some or all of the anthers become twisted so that insects in probing for honey will touch the anthers with one side of their head and the capitate stigma with the other.

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  • Again, a steel wire through which an electric current has been passed will be magnetized, but so long as it is free from stress it will give no evidence of magnetization; if, however, the wire is twisted, poles will be developed at the two ends, for reasons which will be explained later.

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  • Thus if the magnet is suspended horizontally by a fine wire, which, when the magnetic axis points north and south, is free from torsion, and if 0 is the angle through which the upper end of the wire must be twisted to make the magnet point east and west, then MH = CB, or M = C6/H, where C is the torsional couple for r 0.

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  • If a longitudinally magnetized wire is twisted, circular magnetization is developed; this is evidenced by the transient electromotive force induced in the iron, generating a current which will deflect a galvanometer connected with the two ends of the wire.

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  • A wire magnetized longitudinally and circularly becomes twisted.

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  • A small group of Australian genera closely approach the order Juncaceae in having small crowded flowers with a scarious or membranous perianth; they include Xanthorrhoea (grass-tree or blackboy) and Kingia, arborescent plants with an erect woody stem crowned with a tuft of long stiff narrow leaves, from the centre of which rises a tall dense flower spike or a number of stalked flower-heads; this group has been included in Juncaceae, from which it is doubtfully distinguished only by the absence of the long twisted stigmas which characterize the true rushes.

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  • Cuscuta has a thread-like, spirally twisted embryo with no trace of cotyledons.

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  • When the glass is being blown in the mould the blowing iron is twisted round and round so that the finished bulb may not be marked by the joint of the mould.

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  • The material is supplied to the twisting machinery by an attendant, and formed into a cord of uniform thickness, twisted and wound on a drum by mechanism analogous to that used in rope-spinning.

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  • For more efficient condensation - and also for shortening the apparatus - the central tube may be flattened, bent into a succession of V's, or twisted into a spiral form, the object in each case being to increase the condensing surface.

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  • In all printing the paper is laid on the upper surface of the block, and the impression rubbed off with a circular pad, composed of twisted cord within a covering of paper cloth and bamboo-leaf, and called the baren.

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  • Kohlrausch called attention to the close analogy between residual charge and the elastic recovery of strained bodies such as twisted wire or glass threads.

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  • If a charged condenser is suddenly discharged and then insulated, the reappearance of a potential difference between its coatings is analogous to the reappearance of a torque In the case of a glass fibre which has been twisted, released suddenly, and then gripped again at the ends.

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  • The digestive system has a slender gullet, a large crop and no gizzard; in some Hemiptera the hinder region of the mid-gut forms a twisted loop with the gullet.

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  • Except in the bongo and elands, horns are present only in the males, and these are angulated and generally spirally twisted, and without rings.

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  • Elands and kudus appear to have been represented in India during the Pliocene; the European Palaeoreas of the same age seems to be intermediate between the two, while Protragelaphus is evidently another European representative of the group. Helicophora is another spiral-horned European Pliocene antelope, but of somewhat doubtful affinity; the same being the case with the large Criotherium of the Samos Pliocene, in which the short horns are curiously twisted.

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  • To prevent leakage over the surface of the insulating covering of the wire which projects above the surface of the water, it is necessary to employ a " guard wire P, which consists of a piece of fine copper wire, twisted round the extremity of the insulated wire and connected to the battery.

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  • It has yielded four bronze swords, ten socketed spear-heads, forty celts or axe-heads and sickles, fifty knives, twenty socketed chisels, four hammers and an anvil, sixty rings for the arms and legs, several highly ornate torques or twisted neck rings, and upwards of two hundred hair pins of various sizes up to 16 in.

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  • Roebling preferred parallel wires as 10% stronger than twisted wires.

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  • The middle of it is passed round the body, which it covers from the waist to the knees, and is hitched in front so that the two ends hang down in equal length before; these being twisted together are passed back between the legs, drawn up and tucked into the waist at the middle of the back.

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  • It is true that many tame goats show spirally twisted horns recalling those of the under-mentioned Asiatic markhor; but in nearly all such instances it will be found that the spiral twists in the opposite direction.

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  • The horns are black, slightly twisted and very short, flat at the base, pointed at the tips, and recumbent on the head.

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  • The ibex are connected with the wild goat by means of Capra nubiana, in which the front edge of the horns is thinner than in either the European C. ibex or the Asiatic C. sibirica; while the Spanish C. pyrenaica shows how the ibex-type of horn may pass into the spirally twisted one distinctive of the markhor, C. falconeri.

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  • The bark is red, like that of the Scots fir, deeply furrowed, with the ridges often much curved and twisted.

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  • The typical torque is a circlet with twisted rope-like strands, the ends not joined together; the torque was usually worn with the opening in the front as seen in a figure of a Gaul in a sculptured sarcophagus in the Capitoline Museum at Rome.

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  • All rodents, with the sole exception of the dormice, have a caecum, often of great length and sacculated,, as in hares, the water-rat and porcupines; and the long colon in some, as the hamster and water-rat, is spirally twisted upon itself near the commencement.

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  • Limnomys, from New Guinea, is a type less specialized for swimming, the hind-feet being much less twisted than in Hydromys, and not so fully webbed.

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  • The two sets of filaments are then crossed or twisted around each other several turns as if to make one thread, after which they are separated and passed through separate guides to the reel round which they are separately wound.

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  • In the doubling, which is the next process, two or more filaments are wound together side by side on the same reel, preparatory to their being twisted or thrown into one yarn.

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  • Bobbins to the number of strands which are to be twisted into one are mounted in a creel on the doubling frame, and the strands are passed over smooth rods of glass or metal through a reciprocating guide to the bobbin on which they are wound.

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  • The spinning or throwing which follows is done on a frame with upright spindles and flyers, the yarn as it is twisted being drawn forward through guides and wound on revolving bobbins with a reciprocating motion.

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  • According to the qualities of raw silk used and the throwing operations undergone the principal classes of thrown silk are - (1) " singles," which consist of a single strand of twisted raw silk made up of the filaments of eight to ten cocoons; (2) tram or weft thread, consisting of two or three strands of raw silk not twisted before doubling and only lightly spun (this is soft, flossy and comparatively weak); (3) organzine, the thread used for warps, made from two and rarely three twisted strands spun in the direction contrary to that in which they are separately twisted.

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  • A coloured handkerchief is twisted around the head or a straw hat is worn.

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  • In the ripe fruit the carpels separate into five one-seeded portions (cocci), which break away from the central column, either rolling elastically outwards and upwards or becoming spirally twisted.

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  • On the other hand, the concrete, being a non-conductor, preserves the steel from being softened and twisted by excessive temperature.

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  • Their bilateral symmetry is obviously to be regarded as primitive, and the nervous system shows an original condition from which that of the asymmetrical twisted Gastropods can be derived.

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  • At other times they are at different levels, and are applied over each other, so as to be imbricated, as in lilac, and in the outer scales of sycamore; and occasionally the margin of one leaf overlaps that of another, while it in its turn is overlapped by a third, so as to be twisted, spiral or contortive.

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  • The limbs of the U are further twisted together in a looser or tighter coil, the axis of which may be traversed by a "spindle" muscle arising from the posterior end of the body.

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  • The Egyptian goose (chenalopex) is figured in the XVIIIth dynasty as sacred to Ammon; but his most frequent and celebrated incarnation was the woolly sheep with curved (" Ammon") horns (as opposed to the oldest native breed with long horizontal twisted horns and hairy coat, sacred to Khnum or Chnumis).

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  • Sheep of a peculiar breed with horizontal twisted horns and hairy coat are figured on.

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  • In the Assyrian tools iron drifis are of slightly twisted scoop form (so), and of centre-bit type with two scraping edges (51).

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  • The pump drill with cords twisted round it was in Roman use.

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  • Karl Sand, the murderer of Kotzebue, was one of his pupils; and a letter of his, found on another student, warning the lad against participation in secret societies, was twisted by the suspicious authorities into evidence of his guilt.

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  • It is in the form of three serpents twisted together, and before the heads were broken off was at least ft.

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  • His spiral horns, twisted for three or four turns like a corkscrew, often reach the length of 30 in.

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  • When the body is twisted through an angle 0 the threads make angles aC/i, be/I with the vertical, and the moment of the tensions about the vertical through G is accordingly Kg, where K = M gab/i.

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  • The leaves are rather short, curved, and often twisted; the male catkins, in dense cylindrical whorls, fill the air of the forest with their sulphur-like pollen in May or June, and fecundate the purple female flowers, which, at first sessile and erect, then become recurved on a lengthening stalk; the ovate cones, about the length of the leaves, do not reach maturity until the autumn of the following year, and the seeds are seldom scattered until the third spring; the cone-scales terminate in a pyramidal FIG.

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  • The inner bark is twisted into ropes, and, like that of the spruce, is kiln dried, ground up, and mixed with meal in times of scarcity; in Kamchatka it is macerated in water, then pounded, and made into a kind of substitute for bread without any admixture of flour.

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  • Nearly allied is P. Banksiana, the grey or Labrador pine, sometimes called the scrub pine from its dwarfish habit; it is the most northerly representative of the genus in America, and is chiefly remarkable for its much recurved and twisted cones, about 2 in.

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  • The leaves are very long and twisted, the small oval cones armed with recurved prickles; the tree is said to be of rapid growth.

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  • The mass of twisted flexures, the curved wrinkles that end the Suliman system, is occupied by true Baluchis, the Marri and Bugti sections of the great Rind confederation of tribes owning an Arabic origin.

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  • Cleveland's Cabinet and Marion's Avenue, each a mile long, are adorned by myriads of gypsum rosettes and curiously twisted crystals, called "oulopholites."

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  • Curved and spiral forms. Any of the elongated forms described above may be curved or sinuous or twisted into a corkscrewlike spiral instead of straight.

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  • Vegetative body unicellular; spheroidal, cylindrical or spirally twisted; isolated or connected in filamentous or other growth series.

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  • The lines were frequently made by pressing a twisted thong of skin against the moist clay; the patterns in all cases being stamped into the pot before it was hardened by fire.

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  • For the protection of the impression, in the 12th and 13th centuries, when it was an ordinary custom to impress the seals on thick cakes of wax, the surrounding margin rising well above the field usually formed a suitable fender; at other times, as in the 14th and 15th centuries, a so-called wreath,1 or twisted shred of parchment, or plaited grass or reed, was imbedded in the wax round the impression.

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  • As this arrangement extends also to the margins, the wings are more or less twisted upon themselves and present a certain degree of convexity on their superior or upper surface, and a corresponding concavity on their inferior or under surface, - their free edges supplying those fine curves which act with such efficacy upon the air in obtaining the maximum of resistance and the minimum of displacement.

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  • As illustrative examples of the form of wings alluded to, those of the beetle, bee and fly may be cited - the pinions in those insects acting as helices, or twisted levers, and ' Revue des tours scientifiques de la France et del' Etranger, 1869.

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  • The wing of the bird, like that of the insect, is concavo-convex, and more or less twisted upon itself when extended, so that the anterior or thick margin of the pinion presents a different degree of curvature to that of the posterior or thin margin.

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  • This twisting is in a great measure owing to the manner in which the bones of the wing are twisted upon themselves, and the spiral nature of their articular surfaces - the long axes of the joints always intersecting each other b FIG.

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  • During the down stroke of the piston the wing is flattened out in every direction, and its extremities twisted in such a manner as to form two screws, as seen at a' b' c' d', e' f' g' h', B, B'.

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  • A vertical movement having been communicated by means of india-rubber in a state of torsion to the roots of the wings, the wings themselves, in virtue of their elasticity, and because of the resistance experienced from the air, twisted and untwisted and formed reciprocating screws, precisely analogous to those originally described and figured by Pettigrew in 1867.

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  • Yet Schmiedel speaks of this as " a well ascertained case in which an utterance of Paul regarding himself is spitefully twisted to his discredit."

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  • The males alone have rather small, spirally twisted horns.

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  • Thus William of Malmesbury says that he was sent to Britain by St Philip, and, having received a small island in Somersetshire, there constructed "with twisted twigs" the first Christian church in Britain - afterwards to become the Abbey of Glastonbury.

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  • The leaves are occasionally woolly, as in Alopecurus lanatus and one or two Panicums. The blade is often twisted, frequently so much so that the upper and under faces become reversed.

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  • This presents itself variously developed from a mere subulate point to an organ several inches in length, and when complete (as in Andropogoneae, Aveneae and Stipeae) consists of two well-marked portions, a lower twisted part and a terminal straight portion, FIG.

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  • The pair of barren glumes (b) are separated from the flowering glume, which bears a long awn, twisted below the knee and feathery above.

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  • It contains many remarkable formations; and its display of helictites, or twisted stalactites, is unsurpassed.

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  • Europe, in which the long upright horns are spirally twisted like those of the mazkhor wild goat.

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  • The old Saxon customs were not forgotten, though they might in many cases be twisted to fit new surroundings.

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  • They are a fine warlike race, with remarkably clear complexions and handsome features; round wrists and ankles they wear rings of twisted hair.

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  • There is, however, a considerable amount of resemblance between the lophophore of Phoronis australis, with its spirally twisted ends, and that of a typical Brachiopod; nor do the structural details of the adult Brachiopods forbid the view that they may be related to Phoronis.

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  • The smooth surface of the viscous billowy lava is further diversified by long twisted " ropes," curving backwards and forwards up and down the undulations.

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  • The former supply most of the peat, and some of the tree-trunks dug out of them have been found so flexible from immersion that they might be twisted into ropes.

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  • The esparto is twisted into cords and ropes and the staple matting so common on the floors of Spanish houses of all classes, the estera.

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  • In Convolvulaceae, while the corolla is twisted, and has its parts arranged in a circle, the calyx is imbricate, and exhibits a spiral arrangement.

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  • Light blue eyes surveyed her while thin lips twisted into a sardonic smile.

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  • A faint smile twisted his dark features and one brow arched quizzically.

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  • His mouth twisted into an ironic smile that never reached his eyes.

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  • In spite of her resolution, a pang of disappointment twisted her heart.

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  • She twisted her apron with nervous fingers.

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  • Wondering what twisted sister of fate thought him capable of mothering one let alone three people, he lifted her and laid her on the bed.

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  • She twisted to stare at a large, wiry man with a whip-like body and a face that would scare Freddy Krueger standing in the middle of the apartment, her cat in one arm and the litter box in the other.

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  • Surprised, she twisted in time to see a tall form hack again and again at the Black God, whose own knife was planted in the attacker's chest.

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  • She twisted to see the Grey God, whose ashen face and dulled eyes were trained on the still body beside her.

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  • The Watchers must've gotten some sort of twisted pleasure out of dangling a similar situation over his head again after so long!

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  • She twisted in her seat to look back at the figures fighting in the bright motion sensor detection lights of the garage.

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  • Sofia twisted to see the helo-hangar one last time, not yet able to believe the night's events.

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  • She twisted her hair into a bun and felt the warm energy of Fate fade with him.

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  • He cursed his inability to communicate with the rest of humanity and considered driving directly to town to seek help, but thoughts of a person trapped in the twisted wreckage, prompted him to strain his eyes in the gathering darkness and search the abyss below.

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  • Then, in the glow of yet another rocket, he saw it—a nearly unrecognizable mass of twisted red metal.

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  • I would have stuck the knife in the bastard's back and twisted.

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  • Gabe twisted his head to watch Kiki, Rhyn's right hand and the most dependable of the brothers, walk into the gym.

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  • If Kris were willing to protect a twisted bastard like Sasha because of a stupid oath, he.d do the same for Katie.

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  • His gut twisted and he desired only one thing–escape.

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  • Darkyn suspected twisted Immortals like Sasha were rare.  One of the brothers on the Council That Was Seven, Sasha had been strategically placed to provide Darkyn more information than he'd hoped for.  Sasha's only flaw had been his madness, which ultimately resulted in his death.  Sasha had identified Ully, who was hand-selected by Andre.  While Darkyn didn't know the full details of how Andre had gotten Death to release the once-dead human, he did know Andre and Death wouldn't have done something so important if Ully wasn't the brilliant scientist he was.  It was unfortunate that Ully would be killed as soon as the three shapeshifting demons reached the underworld, but Darkyn didn't believe in loose ends.

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  • The room even smelled like Sasha.  Rhyn cursed his dead half-brother silently and left, traveling the black stone halls of the fortress in Hell where he'd spent most of his life.  He reached the door before the block of cells where Sasha had collected his favorite creatures in Hell to create his own twisted, private zoo.  They'd referred to the sick Immortal as the zookeeper, a creature as deserving of a cell as any.

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  • Two days with demons … he'd seen what happened to her here, in Hell, over a similar period of time.  Sasha was twisted, but Darkyn was merciless.

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  • His bike lay several feet from him, its front wheel still turning lazily, its back wheel twisted at a grotesque angle.

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  • She shook her head and twisted to face the corner, where the blonde Oracle and brunette Healer sat together.

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  • He twisted to face the man he took to be the king of Tiyan, closing his eyes against the torchlight.

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  • The twisted, abusive man who had fallen prey to the same curse in his blood that she carried in hers.

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  • Curious, he twisted to see the door, no easy feat given it was on the floor below.

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  • Meanwhile, Michael Bridges ' chances of starting are being played down, with his twisted ankle continuing to cause him problems.

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  • The altar rails have twisted balusters of late seventeenth-century date, and the altar table belongs to the earlier part of the same century.

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  • This is surrounded by an imposing balustrade with twisted balusters, similar to a set of communion rails.

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  • But poetry is not her only talent - she is also a riveting cabaret chanteuse, entertaining with her own brand of twisted tunes.

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  • Alternatively you could use an old clarinet mop - one of those brush things on a length of twisted wire.

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  • Here they consist of stranded conductors twisted together and housed in a PVC covering.

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  • We cooked so many fabulous dishes, from duck confit and chicken salad to poussin, which we stuffed and twisted into perfect pyramids.

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  • The wing nut action is for removing the cork from the bottle once the helix has been twisted into the cork from the bottle once the helix has been twisted into the cork normally.

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  • Eventually when the plot takes over from the twisted interrelationships, the film begins to feel rather corny and contrived.

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  • Guaranteed to blow the wind out of your sails, Despair Posters are ideal for bitter and twisted cynics everywhere... .

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  • In other words has the virtuous love of his family become disproportionate, a heroic virtue twisted into a tragic flaw?

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  • Also make sure that the electric flex is not twisted, coiled, laid across the blanket or tucked under the mattress or covers.

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  • While Bullseye has a certain twisted gallows humor, Foggy is a goof who realizes that he's a goof.

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  • There are many causes, ranging from simple indigestion to a twisted gut.

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  • Within 48 hours, the printing presses of the newspaper lay in a twisted, tangled heap, destroyed by anti-tank explosives.

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  • Each strand is a left-handed helix twisted on itself, but the three strands are twisted into a larger right-handed triple helix.

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  • He died unexpectedly on June 4, 1922 from a strangulated hernia, a twisted bowel.

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  • And, of course, it features the twisted humor of Steve Jackson and the wacky cartoons of John Kovalic.

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  • I had, among other deformities of my spine, a twisted sacroiliac joint and lower lumbar spine.

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  • She writes of the ' twisted ' interpretation of Zen koans.

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  • The mud proved to be slowing Walter down as well as a slight limp from where he must have twisted his ankle.

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  • I am a fit guy and quite muscular, but I must have twisted myself while digging and it really hurt.

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  • He is performing computer modeling of the performance of liquid crystal twisted nematic LCOS display devices.

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  • These density waves are twisted by the elliptical orbits into spiral arms.

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  • The best cable is dual twisted pair with shielding.

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  • Will the girls survive their impending ordeal or will the twisted family use their new playthings until they can scream no more?

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  • Would his masterpiece about the depths of one man's twisted psyche have been celebrated in any other decade?

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  • The original Twisted Sister line-up have also regrouped to record a cover of AC/DC's ' Sin City ' for inclusion on the CD.

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  • May 2nd - 4th 25 twisted scarves dyed and steamed; 12 clamped scarves similar.

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  • This is what he said of what he committed on behalf of the cruel twisted murdering piece of sub human scum Galtieri... .

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  • Their demented romance leads the couple through a twisted world of carnival sideshows, media frenzy, and necrophilia.

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  • Most of these people are just spiteful bitter and twisted.

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  • Some of the country's best twisted stalactites in Britain are found here.

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  • The flowering stem has twisted, lance shaped leaves arranged in a spiral or scattered around the stem.

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  • Banjo dog twisted, turned with Meridian Green pushing Gene Parsons by supplying fast strummed rhythm.

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  • Tie of twisted yellow wool yarn with green and white wool yarn tassels is threaded through casing emerging through a hole at one side.

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  • Doesnât help that Wario Ware Twisted features a mercury tilt switch!

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  • Musically, they are a twisted group with the ability to stay away from musical normality's, whist still sounding tremendous.

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  • Imagine the events and people that have passed by its twisted and gnarled trunk during the centuries!

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  • At the top of the hill was a twisted tree trunk partly painted blue, with the word BLUE painted on a branch.

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  • Soon it was just a couple of broken, twisted twigs.

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  • If it rings untrue in any aspect, then it feels as tho the reality is being twisted simply to serve the comedy.

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  • Huge lots of twisted metal and destroyed vehicles remain as grim testimony to the havoc unleashed on them by the allied warplanes.

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  • Then he looked over at the twisted wreckage of the Daimler.

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  • His free hand went to Ternis's leg and twisted hard, then yanked.

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  • The equally magnificent cloisters of the Lateran, of about the same date, are very similar in design; both these triumphs of the sculptor-architect's and mosaicist's work have slender marble columns, twisted or straight, richly inlaid with bands of glass mosaic in delicate and brilliant patterns.

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  • Roots are often flattened, twisted and otherwise distorted by mechanical obstacles; stems by excess of food in rich soils, the attacks of minute parasites, overgrowth by climbing plants, &c. Leaves are especially apt to vary, and although the formation of crests, pitchers, puckers, &c., must be put down to the results of abnormal development, it is often difficult to draw the line between teratological and merely varietal phenomena.

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  • Shell ovoid, with short spire, wide aperture and folded columella; inferior pallial lobe thick; visceral commissure still twisted.

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  • The canes adhere to the molten glass, and the mass is first twisted and then drawn out into fine cane, which contains white threads arranged in endless spirals.

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  • Strang, and meant that which is strongly or tightly twisted; it is related to " strong," and is to be referred to the root seen also in Lat.

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  • When flying, flamingos present a striking and beautiful sight, with legs and neck stretched out straight, looking like white and rosy or scarlet crosses with black arms. Not less fascinating is a flock of these sociable birds when at rest, standing on one or both legs, with their long necks twisted or coiled upon the body in any conceivable position.

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