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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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The contorted faces had nothing to do with the indigestibility of the school dinner faggots, because we didn't have school dinners on St David's Day - we always had a half-day as a mark of thanks by the education authorities for the virtues bestowed upon education by our patron saint.
Over and over again, the clip showed the grotesque clown body contorted into a great alien monster.
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And the things, in the sky, in the heart, suffered and contorted themselves waiting for you.
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All The Small Things, BBC1, Tues So cheesy, I contorted myself into a knot of sheer embarrassment.
MAKE the most of icy blue winter sky on a bleak site by turning it into a backdrop for trees with contorted stems such as the hazel variety Contorta (right), which features a fine tracery of branches twisted into corkscrew curls.
But it causes every bit as much anguish to look into faces contorted with pain and deny them a swift end to their suffering.
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