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contorted

(kən-tôr′tĭd)
adj.
1. Twisted or strained out of shape.
2. Botany Twisted, bent, or partially rolled upon itself; convolute.

con·tort′ed·ly adv.
con·tort′ed·ness n.

contorted

(of PERIANTH lobes) overlapping and appearing to be twisted when in bud.
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Set against the rigour of the orthogonal storage areas, the foyer offers a dramatically dynamic sequence of entrance and circulation areas, as residual spaces between the angular white screen wall, balcony edges and staircase contort and taper, rise and fall.
Her latest avatar is now enshrined at Deitch Projects: I saw it as an allegory of forces within the buff megastar, where Darkness and Light battle 24/7, and she literally has to contort herself--even putting her foot over her head--to express that inner conflict.
This often generates curious configurations as the architect and his technical consultants had to squeeze, fold and contort the available space.
Using fluorescence microscopy and stained DNA, the scientists first watched individual DNA strands contort in ways predicted by the reptation theory, then tracked the molecule's twists and turns for up to 2 minutes at a time.
A significant time saver for design visualization, the Map Scaler module allows designers to stretch, scale, or contort geometry on the fly, while ensuring that mapped textures will remain true to scale and perspective.
Developed at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Tokyo, this system combines speech recognition, language understanding, and voice synthesis with a graphics capability that models the way muscles contort a face to create certain expressions.