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tortuous

 [tor´choo-us]
twisted; full of turns and twists.

tor·tu·ous

(tōr'chū-ŭs), Do not confuse this word with torturous.
Having many curves; full of turns and twists.
[L. tortuosus, fr. torqueo, to twist]

tortuous

[tôr′cho̅o̅·əs]
Etymology: L, tortus, twisted
having or making twists and turns.

tortuous

adjective Referring to a complexly twisted thing; convoluted.

tortuous

adjective Referring to complexly twisted thing. Cf Tortious.

tor·tu·ous

(tōr'chū-ŭs)
Having many curves; full of turns and twists.
[L. tortuosus, fr. torqueo, to twist]
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The same delays can still be attributed to the same mind-numbing slowness of the judges, the tortuousness of grasping lawyers and the painfully protracted procedures of the courts.