tortile

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin tortilis, from the participle stem of torqueō (twist, turn).

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tortile (comparative more tortile, superlative most tortile)

  1. (rare) Twisted, winding, contorted.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 196)
      He that would behold a very anomalous motion, may observe it in the Tortile and tiring stroakes of Gnat-worms.

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