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twisting

Massage
A massage technique in which the skin and soft tissues are wrung between the hands in opposite directions, which stimulates the nerves and promote vasodilation.
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Swinging like a bob upon a mad pendulum he swung far out and back again, turning and twisting three thousand feet above the surface of Barsoom, and then, at last, the thing he had hoped for occurred.
Kill-e, cried Queequeg, twisting his tattooed face into an unearthly expression of disdain, ah
Up and down he went, back and forth--zig-zagging, twisting, doubling and turning.