Definition of Contortions

1. Noun. (plural of contortion) ¹



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Definition of Contortions

1. contortion [n] - See also: contortion

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contortions

contorno
contornos
contorsion
contorsional
contort
contorted
contortedly
contortedness
contorting
contortion
contortionate
contortionism
contortionist
contortionistic
contortionists
contortions (current term)
contortive
contorts
contortuplicate
contos
contour
contour feather
contour feathers
contour interval
contour language
contour line
contour lines
contour lines of Owen
contour map
contour sheet

Literary usage of Contortions

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"On a probable Came of contortions of Strata. B,j CHARLES RICKETTS, MD, FGS The amount of compression to which the crust of the earth would be subjected as ..."

2. The Clays and Clay Industries of Connecticut by Gerald Francis Loughlin (1905)
"The cause of the undulations and contortions often seen in these clay ... Some great force must have produced such contortions, and it is possible that a ..."

3. Physics of the Earth's Crust by Osmond Fisher (1889)
"A. Favre's experiments on contortions— Inverted flexures—Formation of a mountain chain and its elevation above the ocean—Subsequent effects of denudation ..."

4. In the Forbidden Land: An Account of a Journey Into Tibet, Capture by the by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1909)
"THE POMBO S contortions Certain exorcisms were pronounced by the hypnotizer, and the Pombo now began the most extraordinary snake- like contortions, ..."

5. Earth Features and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Geology for the Student by William Herbert Hobbs (1912)
"... CHAPTER V contortions OF THE STRATA WITHIN THE ZONE OF FLOW The zones of fracture and flow. — It is easy to think of the atmosphere and the hydrosphere ..."

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