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wry

(ri) abnormally twisted; bent to one side; crooked or contorted.

wry

distorted, twisted to one side.

wry bite
see wry mouth.
wry nose
see nasal deviation.
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Five years ago I'd have smiled wryly if somebody had said to me that robots would be able to put up buildings in the City of London.
WRYLY AMUSING - George Clooney and Vera Farmiga star in a tale of a businessman who faces losing his job
Dark at times yet often wryly funny, this is a penetrating and convincing look inside high school life.
Caine again plays a mentor figure 7/8 ``I'm everyone's father these days,'' he says wryly 7/8 but here there's a significant difference: The character isn't so wise.
And it even wryly suggests we might do well to let the animals design the cities they share with us, privileged as they are with different and sharper sensory apparatus.
Skillfully crafted, wryly humorous, and showcasing the author's unique wit, Cooking With Fernet Branca is very highly recommended to all readers searching for a highly intricate comedy and entirely random collection of some of the most unpleasant foods and culinary ideas yet to have been included in literature.
Wryly filled with endearing philosophical metaphor, Sanctuary is an amazing collection of clever, intuitive, and intelligent poetry drawn from the writings of Adrienne Su.
Carey wryly notes, "There is nothing on earth that meets this criterion, except perhaps sexual intercourse and eating.
So we were reminded by the sage and cynical Senator Everett Dirkson who wryly depicted the future of government spending.
When asked by this male reporter whether he is currently dating anyone, without missing a beat he wryly smiles and says, "Why, do you want to ask me out?
Part 4, which relates a frustrating if wryly amusing story about handicapped parking places on private property, includes an insightful analysis of the complexities of enforcing Title III of the ADA: the lack of direction of responsibility leaves everyone-police, mayor's office, government officials--unsure and unwilling to ensure this code is followed.