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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]
References in classic literature ?
In the distance he discerned the ragged tortuous lines that marked the winding course of the hideous gorges which scored the broad plain at intervals--the terrible gorges that had so nearly claimed his life in punishment for his temerity in attempting to invade the sanctity of their ancient solitude.
Tortuous indeed but none more so for the pawn in their legal games.
Tortuous indeed but none more so for the pawn in their legal games, who, if reports are true, has not yet met her father Whatever their legal disputes surely Gemma has rights too and none more so than to have her dad in her life no matter how old she may be.
Liam Gallagher " Tortuous indeed but none more so for the pawn in their legal games, who, if reports are true, has not yet met her fatherWhatever their legal disputes surely Gemma has rights too and none more so than to have her dad in her life no matter how old she may be.
That's a full 13 tortuous weeks of Davina shouting at us like we're deaf care home residents.
The recovery will be hard and tortuous, and it will be hard to see an obvious recovery in international demand in the short term.
AneuGraft(R) Pericardium Covered Stent is especially suitable for patients with tortuous vessels where other covered stents may not be adequate for use due to limitations resulting from tortuous anatomy" said Efri Argaman ITGI Medical CEO.
Q: My heart catheterization was normal, other than "very tortuous cardiac vessels.
IT remains tortuous to get there and tortuous to get away from.
is based on a proprietary nylon copolymer and incorporates nanoclay platelets that act as a barrier, creating a tortuous path for liquid or vapor to penetrate.
He describes in great detail not only the utter brutality of the warfare and the tortuous marches under horrendous conditions but also the daily and often monotonous routines and the undying camaraderie among the troops.
For the third consecutive day, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for today urging people to stay indoors -- out of the 110-plus-degree heat and tortuous humidity.