She turned her face away, twisting free of his arms.
He reached for the door, doubt twisting his guts.
"You forgot one thing," she said, twisting at the engagement ring.
Traffic by street cars was made impossible by the twisting of the tracks.
She threw herself down to avoid the second, sent another knife in its direction to distract it, and leapt up, dancing and twisting through the lightning streams.
twisting of the ovary.
"Neither is rich man," Mary supplied, her lips twisting into a wry smile.
She was twisting the edge of her shirt as she spoke.
"Of course it is," he said, twisting in the chair to face him.
Darkyn was always too far ahead of her, twisting her into knots to keep her in place.
He shook his head, a wry smile twisting his lips.
She waited for Jonny, her gut twisting in fear.
When the mare began pushing again, he pulled down gently, twisting the foal a little.
"What's near here?" he demanded, twisting to see the team's scout.
1 being the label ps, The superior division or lum, here inferior the labellum, which may by the twisting become inferior by the of the ovary.
She gave him an agitated look and rolled onto her stomach, twisting her head away from him.
I love you anyway and I've quit twisting your arm about trying to dig up the past.
The same races who were found making thread by the laborious process of twisting with the hand, would hardly have disused, if they had ever possessed, so simple a labour-saving device as the spindle, which consists merely of a small stick weighted at one end; the spindle may, accordingly, be regarded as an instrument invented somewhere between the lowest and highest savage levels (Tylor, Early Hist.
resembles a twisting snake, and features as such in some ancient myths.
That'll keep them from twisting with wear.
It was in this lofty rock-girt hollow that the gladiator Spartacus was besieged by the praetor Claudius Pulcher; he escaped by twisting ropes of vine branches and descending through unguarded fissures in the crater-rim.
The temperature compensation is obtained by attaching a small weight to the magnet, and then bringing it back to the horizontal position by twisting the fibre.
The calcareous tube worm Serpula vermicularis forms twisting masses of tubes on the shell occupied by the hermit crab.
They saw a mass of tough green vines all matted together and writhing and twisting around like a nest of great snakes.
When she glanced at him, he was eyeing her, a wry smile twisting his lips.
Her feet skidded out from under her and she spun around, clutching desperately to the limb, twisting into a sitting position and sliding until she was sitting before him.
He moved toward her, his lips twisting into a sardonic smile.
She stared at him, a bad feeling twisting her stomach.
Carmen stared after him, tears burning her eyes and her stomach twisting in knots.
She frowned and pulled away, twisting to see the three bodies.
Although the figure-of-8 represents with considerable fidelity the twisting of the wing upon its axis during extension and flexion, when the insect is playing its wings before an object, or still better when it is artificially fixed, it is otherwise when the down stroke is added and the insect is fairly on the wing and progressing rapidly.
It was they, these soldiers--wounded and unwounded--it was they who were crushing, weighing down, and twisting the sinews and scorching the flesh of his sprained arm and shoulder.
You're not fully twisting your wrist when you punch with the right hand.
He buried her against his body in a bear hug, twisting around the steering wheel.
"Jule, what's wrong with him?" she asked, twisting.
He gripped her wrist, twisting it to expose the soft flesh of her forearm.
"How do you know that?" she demanded, twisting in the newest direction of his voice.
Twisting a circularly magnetized wire produces longitudinal magnetization.
C. Twisting a longitudinally magnetized wire produces circular magnetization.
From the drum of the twisting machine the spun tobacco is rolled into cylinders of various sizes.
If a 2-fold or 3-fold yarn is needed, then two or more ends of the spun thread are wound together and afterwards conveyed to the twisting frame for the purpose of putting the needed twist in the yarn necessary for weaving or other requirements.
Spinning and twisting are as highly developed as the weaving industry.
Some plants root so freely that they need only pegging down; but in most cases the arrest of the returning sap to form a callus, and ultimately young roots, must be brought about artificially, either by twisting the branch, by splitting it, by girding FIG.
34) advises to bend the stalk downward and cover with earth; seeding, he observes, may be prevented by twisting the stalk.
Since a couple is for our purposes sufficiently represented by its moment it has been proposed to substitute the name torque (or twisting effort), as free from the suggestion of any special pair of forces.
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.
The twisting referred to is partly a vital and partly a mechanical act; - that is, it is occasioned in part by the action of the muscles and in part by the greater resistance experienced from the air by the tip and posterior margin of the wing as compared with the root and anterior margin, - the resistance experienced by the tip and posterior margin causing them to reverse always subsequently to the root and anterior margin, which has the effect of throwing the anterior and posterior margins of the wing into figure-of-8 curves, as shown at figs.
This begets a twisting diagonal movement of the wing on its long axis, which, but for the elasticity referred to, would break the wing into fragments.
The twisting is most marked at the tip and posterior margin, particularly that half of the posterior margin next the tip. The wing when in action may be divided into two portions by a line running diagonally between the tip of the wing anteriorly and the root of the wing posteriorly.
35) The peculiarity of Pettigrew's wings and screws consists in their elasticity, their twisting action, and their great comparative length and narrowness.
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.
The repeated twisting and untwisting, especially when the upper part of the awn has become fixed in the earth or caught in surrounding vegetation, drives the point deeper and deeper into the ground.
If the supporting member is a floor beam or girder the girder should be rigidly connected to the floor system to prevent any twisting due to the weight of the projection.
The first of these, The Twisting of the Rope, was produced in the Gaiety theatre, Dublin, in 1901, the author himself acting the principal role.
His chosen instrument, a clerical lawyer named Ranuif Flambard (q.v.), whom he presently made bishop of Durham, was shameless in his methods of twisting feudal or national law to the detriment of the taxpayer.
Sometimes the twisting of a part makes a change in the position of other parts, as in Orchids, where the twisting of the ovary changes the position of the labellum.
When the flower expands, the traces of twisting often disappear, but sometimes, as in Apocynaceae, they remain.
"Daddy," Destiny said as she leaned down, twisting his head around with tiny hands so he was forced to look at her face - nose to nose.
Fate dropped him in front of the door to Deidre's exam room, a twisting of the knife in his heart.
I set off down the twisting alleyways of Greenwich Island, searching for the Market.
This results in the floor being cut up with deep grooves, just right for twisting ankles or braking legs.
clenching of the fist and the twisting of the foot were unusual symptoms not normally associated with tetanus.
So, she figured out how to open the door by twisting the door knob.
The writer also uses descriptive language: ' I watch my gloved hand twisting the doorknob.
He took a second dagger and jammed it into the lock of her fetters, twisting with a meaty hand.
A high correlation has been found between the scaled index and helical twisting power for a range of chiral dopants.
dripping wet with saliva my single fang twisting round, ready to drill into the helpless animal.
hazy horizon, a twisting slash in the flat, forested plateau.
use the kicker to control the leach of the main from twisting too much.
He bowled left-handed, round-arm, " rather slow and twisting.
But by 1730, he was back in Bury where he patented a machine for twisting and cording mohair and worsted.
Make a six-sided star shape by twisting three white pipe cleaners together in the center.
Manual Handling includes lifting, twisting, bending and awkward body postures.
The name for both these twisting motions is gyroscopic precession.
Low back ache is often precipitated by moving, lifting objects or twisting of the waist.
She would not leave my side, twisting back to the left rein whenever she could.
Window in wall opens into twisting trench which soon rejoins stream in high passage lowering to shingle chokes upstream.
revolving hooks are turned either by hand or by a small motor, twisting the yarns together to form a strand.
The two cross-linked helices are always right-handed, twisting in the same direction as a normal screw.
Here the loop has moved around - twisting with the twister if you like - giving it the appearance of a knotted rope... .
The external rotators are strengthened by holding the elbow in the waist whilst twisting the hand out to the side.
Boys may have a swollen scrotum, which in rare cases, can lead to twisting of the testis (testicular torsion ).
Translates into ' Tilt - twist ' in twisting multiple somersaults and easily visible viewed from the short end of the trampoline.
These cells are sensitive to slight changes in humidity, causing a twisting action that aids in dispersing the spores.
So there is little time for any depth of plot twisting, and the characters are rather stereotyped.
Everyone's cup of tea these twisting, turning tea cups will really have you in a spin.
Later the dancers pass along criss-cross paths punctuated by stamping feet, wheeling arms and twisting torsos.
Every part is richly decorated with flowers (including tulips ), hearts, twisting vines, and grotesque heads of humans and animals.
twisting the inconsequential knobs.
In the Egyptian ships the hogging trusses were plainly tensioned by twisting them together, making what is often called a Spanish windlass.
writhe can also cause involuntary twisting or writhing movements of the limbs or face called dyskinesias.
The increase of the visceral dome, its spiral twisting, and the gradual closure of the space overhung by the mantle-skirt so as to v / FIG.
Beyond this range the sand and clay loess formation spreads downwards like a tumbled sea, hiding within the folds of its many-crested hills the twisting course of the Kushk and its tributaries.
Twisting it round and round he gets a large drop of the fluid to adhere to the dipper; still twisting it round to prevent it falling he brings the drop over the flame of the lamp, and twirling it round and round he roasts it; all this is done with acquired dexterity.
"Go!" he cried, twisting the reins round his hands, and the troyka tore down the Nikitski Boulevard.
The gory, dust-stained, half-shaven head with its long neck trailed twisting along the ground.
And twisting the ramrod he looked gloomily at Pierre, who turned away and gazed into the darkness.
After she felt herself deserted by Princes Mary and alone in her grief, Natasha spent most of the time in her room by herself, sitting huddled up feet and all in the corner of the sofa, tearing and twisting something with her slender nervous fingers and gazing intently and fixedly at whatever her eyes chanced to fall on.
Mythology: Hydra The constellation Hydra resembles a twisting snake, and features as such in some ancient myths.
The revolving hooks are turned either by hand or by a small motor, twisting the yarns together to form a strand.
Ernest commands attention, furiously twisting a soaked beer mat into rhombic shapes.
Here the loop has moved around - twisting with the twister if you like - giving it the appearance of a knotted rope....
This attractive wild orchid has small white flowers twisting up the stem, with a rosette of roundish leaves at the bottom.
Boys may have a swollen scrotum, which in rare cases, can lead to twisting of the testis (testicular torsion).
Translates into ' Tilt - Twist ' in twisting multiple somersaults and easily visible viewed from the short end of the trampoline.
Everyone 's cup of tea these twisting, turning tea cups will really have you in a spin.
Every part is richly decorated with flowers (including tulips), hearts, twisting vines, and grotesque heads of humans and animals.
With elaborate gestures, she makes a pretense of twisting the inconsequential knobs.
In the Egyptian ships the hogging trusses were plainly tensioned by twisting them together, making what is often called a Spanish Windlass.
They can also cause involuntary twisting or writhing movements of the limbs or face called dyskinesias.
One of the most common injuries is ankle rollover or "twisting your ankle", so ensure that your shoes can handle the quick changes in direction inherent to tennis play.
Badminton involves rapid movements, quick changes of direction, and a lot of twisting and turning.
Thicker soles found on running shoes will leave you more prone to injury; twisting your ankle, for example.
Nylon and vinyl are popular choices because they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, and while they are sturdy, they are not overly rigid and can withstand some minor twisting and contortions.
For example, in a twisting fall, a ski that fails to release is putting added pressure on the knee.
And if he's worth your time, the first thing you ought to do is share with him the note you just sent us (if you can't verbalize it without twisting everything into knots).
The manufacturing of chenille fabric is a unique process that involves placing short lengths of yarn between two "core yarns" and then twisting the yarn together.
In 2002, she was charged with domestic violence for kicking Finley while wearing high heels and twisting his ear.
This rumor, like many others, began by what Mentwabe Dawit, Zahara's birth mother, claims was a complete twisting of her words.
Long, twisting and turning vines often crawl the ground in the wild, or up trees.
Since they are so heavy, garage doors work on torsion springs which work by twisting.
Lay the first tile down, pressing and twisting it a little to set it into the mortar.
Remove the paint chamber by twisting it counterclockwise.
This holds the end of the bracelet firmly while the knotting takes place and this stops the bracelet from twisting or being pulled out of shape.
Crepe de Chine is a silk fabric made from twisting the silk fibers in opposite directions.
This prank is designed for a phone that has a mouthpiece or an earpiece that can be removed by twisting it off.
Some people find that harder or firmer mattresses work better at keeping the body from twisting or bending into awkward positions.
Bermuda Triangle: A set of three twisting slides for single or double rider inner tubes.
Cheetah: A twisting wooden roller coaster that wraps around its own structure with the speed of the world's fastest cat.
Raging Bull: This twisting, turning roller coaster stands 202 feet tall and reaches speeds of 73 miles per hour.
As the story comes to a twisting peak, all is revealed about Soma's own mysterious lineage, throwing a new twist on an old story.
Twisting your wrist will cause the ball to spin in one direction or the other, so practice learning how far to twist to get the best spin.
Rather than twisting falling blocks or swapping colored stones you control Toad who must manually lift and stack monsters with like-colored bombs to get rid of them.
You control your paddle by not only moving it up, down, left, and right, but also by twisting the remote to turn the paddle to give the ball an angle.
By twisting and rotating the controller during your swing, you can add spin to your shots.
Twisting or curving of the spine and bowed legs may be corrected to some degree by surgical treatment or the wearing of a special brace.
Most children have some sort of self-comforting ritual that may involve sucking the thumb, fingers, or a pacifier, pulling or twisting their hair, or stroking or sucking a soft toy or blanket.
Testicular torsion is the twisting of a testis (testicle) such that the spermatic cord becomes twisted, cutting off blood flow to the testis.
Duodenal atresia can occur with other conditions such as a narrowing of the duodenal lumen (duodenal stenosis) or twisting of the duodenum around itself (duodenal volvulus).
Malrotation or coiling of the duodenum can also obstruct the duodenum, sometimes accompanied by volvulus, a twisting of the duodenum around itself.
One type of mechanical obstruction is caused by the bowel twisting on itself (volvulus) or telescoping into itself (intussusception).
Volvulus is the twisting of the small or large bowel around itself (malrotation).
Twisting of any portion of the intestines may cut off the supply of blood to a loop of bowel (strangulation), reducing the flow of oxygen to bowel tissue (ischemia) and leading to tissue death (gangrene).
Volvulus-A twisting of the intestine that causes an obstruction.
However, hand or wrist twisting can reduce legibility and writing fluency.
Testicular torsion-A condition involving the twisting of the spermatic cord inside the testicle that shuts off its blood supply and can seriously damage the testicle.
Dystonia-sustained muscle contractions, often causing twisting or repetitive movements and abnormal postures.
It is important to realize that the occasional or infrequent twisting, pulling, or chewing of hair in a child does not constitute trichotillomania and does not require medical attention.
Men often practice quick and sharp movements low to the ground, while women are more upright with hip twisting and flowing execution of dance.
You can form the curls with your hands, running small sections through your fingers and gently twisting the hair into the desired shape.
Consider braiding or twisting the hair and you pull it back to secure it to add a bohemian or romantic touch.
Use jewel-adorned bobby fins for a dressy look.Alternative: Instead of twisting your hair, wind it around into a low bun, securing it at the nape with a large, dramatic clip.
Create this look by twisting chunks of hair down the head, starting from the temples.
Begin a twisting motion towards the rear of the head.
As an alternative to flat twisting or braiding with three strands, try two-strand twisting the front of the hair in single twists and leaving the back loose.
Try twisting your wet hair into single twists, similar to candy curls.
Twisting is much easier than braiding, since there's no struggle with a third section when you're working with just two hands.
Continue Until Complete: Continue sectioning and twisting the hair until the entire head is complete.
Simply twisting the bang into a spiral formation and brushing it off the forehead will help to create a blended side swept look.
Gather a large section of hair behind one ear and twist up, across the back of the head instead of gathering all the hair at the nape of the neck and twisting up.
Usually feathers look best under a few strands of hair, so use a clippie to pin the top few layers back and work with a small section, twisting several strands together and put them through the hook.
The key is found in the twisting of the paper, as it creates a softness that hard creases deny.
However, once the twisting technique is mastered, variations are far less daunting.
The roses all use a technique that involves twisting the shape to create the appearance of layered petals.
Leg width: Some trunks are designed to be more form-fitting than others and may be uncomfortably tight around the thighs, while others may be too baggy and prone to twisting or bubbling for individual tastes.
Loosely intertwine your pashminas by twisting them around one another.
Place your finger firm against the sash where you first started twisting it.
Halter dresses fasten at the back of the neck with self-fabric ties formed by twisting the two ends of the neckline fabric around the neck and knotting the fabric together.
Secure the wire by twisting it around the tree branch and pulling the skirt down over the wire and the top of the branch.
Avoid twisting the earring excessively, which could result in loosening the setting and creating a buildup of dirt and oil that dulls the stone.
Black and White Pearl Ring: With two contrasting pearl colors and a gently twisting band, this ring is a classy yet out-of-the-ordinary style.
Twisting or curving the arches so they are off center and the inner band can still be seen.
It's not much good to have packed a backpack well if you are constantly pulling it off one shoulder and twisting around to rummage in the pockets.
You can dance longer before your feet start to swell and you don't have to worry about twisting an ankle.
Repeat the twisting motion again and continue.
It was the perfect hair for twisting up, styling into braids, piling into a more dramatic style.
No stopping to switch out inks, switch out guns or clean out the guns between colors; switching between colors is as easy as twisting the next one into place.
These were available by simply twisting the crown and the date was adjusted by pulling the crown out and then turning it.
Seated Spinal Twist - Beginners continue to deepen twisting poses as skill level increases.
Extend the left arm vertically upward, gently twisting the spine and trunk counterclockwise, keeping the spine parallel to the ground.
They are particularly helpful when smoothing out a multiple-piled thread or to keep a silk or ribbon thread from twisting.
I couldn't make a single project in this book, but I couldn't resist giving it a mention for those who are skilled at twisting and turning wire into works of art.
Twisting: Twist the bottom half of your body to one side, back to center and then to the other side while keeping your shoulders and chest straight.
However, there's another set of important midsection muscles called obliques, which run diagonally from your ribcage to your hips in two layers, essentially criss-crossing one another to allow for a twisting motion.
There are two sets of diagonal muscles called obliques that criss-cross one another, and work by twisting the torso.
Thus, we will focus most efforts on the sixpack, but we'll also throw in some twisting motions to get a complete package.
Now curl the dumbbell up, twisting the hand so that the thumb is pointing away from you at the end.
It's a short motion, so don't start twisting your body or moving the elbow out of place just to raise the dumbbell too high.
Curl the weight up to full contraction while twisting the hand so the knuckles face the floor at the top.
Similar to the regular crunches, this one focuses on a twisting motion where you try to touch your left knee with your right elbow and vice versa.
Now, do a slow-motion pedaling movement with your feet while simultaneously lifting your left shoulder and twisting your torso so that your left elbow makes contact with your right knee.
Flexibility comes from supple muscle and connective tissue that stretches easily, allowing you to perform motions like bending, reaching and twisting over a full range of motion.
You can tone and tighten your abs without doing a single crunch - cardio kickboxing moves will have your torso twisting and turning, as well as using your abs for balance.
Tighten your abs and crunch upward, this time reaching your right elbow toward your left knee, twisting your abdomen as you crunch.
Continue this movement by crunching up and twisting your left elbow toward your right knee while extending your left leg.
This twisting stretch can relax and strengthen the lower back muscles.
Release knee over the opposite leg, twisting so that the knee rested on or near the floor over the opposite knee.
All the jabbing, kicking, squatting and twisting movements performed during a kickboxing class require constant engagement of the back and abs.
If you include a side-plank or a plank that adds twisting and movement to the exercise you can also target the muscles of your sides, the obliques.
The game of basketball includes running, twisting, jumping, squatting, sliding and more.
This means you need to concentrate on keeping your core tight and engaged, initiating movements from your hips, butt and legs, rather than bending and twisting from your waist and back.
If you want to work the internal and external oblique muscles that run diagonally across your torso, you need to focus on twisting exercises that engage this portion of your abdominals.
As you crunch up, engage your obliques and begin twisting your torso until your right elbow touches your left knee.
Perform two or three sets of 10 to 15 full repetitions (twisting to the right and left is a single repetition).
Keeping your body in the side plank position, slowly and steadily sweep your right arm down in front of your body, then reach it under your left side, twisting your torso so your chest faces down toward the floor.
Keeping your hips stationary and the medicine ball tracking with your belly button (i.e., not twisting your arms), twist your entire torso to the right as you attempt to touch the medicine ball to the ground.
After twisting as far as you comfortably can to the right, continue to engage your abs as you twist your torso back to center.
Continue the twisting motion by twisting your entire torso to the left side, attempting to touch the medicine ball to the floor on your left.
Lace was originally made by hand by looping, braiding or twisting threads to create an open-holed fabric.
You'll run the risk of pulling out the wire (if you have an underwire bra), twisting the material, or shrinking the bra overall so it doesn't fit like it should.
These robes feature the right amount of topstitching to keep the robe from twisting, and the material is extremely soft.
If your hard hat has ratchet suspension, you'll be able to make a hat that is slightly too big fit snugly by twisting the knob at the nape of the neck.
These uniforms work hard, twisting, turning and being pulled on by other players.
She complied and he examined her ankle, twisting it until she winced.
Her body continued its momentum down the hill and she fell, twisting so that she wouldn't fall on the kid.
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.
Josh was instantly beside her, grabbing her arm and twisting her to face him.
Twisting in the saddle, she soaked in the scene behind them.
In addition to these modifications, which are common to nearly all orchids, there are others generally but not so universally met with; among them is the displacement of the flower arising from the twisting of the inferior ovary, in consequence of which the flower is so completely turned round that the "lip," which originates in that part of the flower, conventionally called the posterior or superior part, or that S c ?
In most orchids the only stamen developed to maturity is the posterior one of the three opposite to the lip (anterior before the twisting of the ovary), the other two, as well as all three inner ones, being entirely absent, or present only in the form of rudiments.
From the widespreading roots string and ropes are manufactured in Lapland and Bothnia: the longer ones which run near the surface are selected, split through, and then boiled for some hours in a ley of wood-ashes and salt, which, dissolving out the resin, loosens the fibres and renders them easily separable, and ready for twisting into cordage.
Maxwell has also given an explanation of the converse effect, namely, the production of longitudinal magnetization by twisting a wire when circularly magnetized by a current passing through it.
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.
The cigar is then rolled in the hand to consolidate the tobacco and bring it into proper shape, after which it is wrapped in the outer cover, a shaped piece made to enclose the whole in a spiral manner, beginning at the thick end of the cigar and working down to the pointed end, where it is dexterously finished by twisting to a fine point between the fingers.
into the ground and the whole frameworkconsisting of posts, beams, rafters, door-posts and window-frames was tied together with cords made by twisting the long fibrous stems of climbing plants.
The larger stones having been removed by hand, gyratory motion is given to the pan by a combination of shaking and twisting movements so as to keep its contents suspended in the stream of water, which carries away the bulk of the lighter material, leaving the heavy minerals, together with any gold which may have been present.
The primary offence of the ex-chancellor was the taking of bribes, which no twisting of the law could convert into a capital offence, while the charge of treason had not been substantiated.
The lower orders generally, have the hair over the temporal bone long, and brought in two long locks turning backwards behind the ear, termed zulf; the beaux and youths are constantly twisting and combing these.
Take the two shoelaces and wrap them around each other two times in a twisting motion, then push the laces up from the bottom up again.
She pulled her arm from his grip and stared at it, twisting it left and right before lowering it.
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