Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling the worm of a corkscrew in shape

Etymologies

corkscrew +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Inaudible because they'd been yelling at each other - they managed to keep it vaguely civil for round 2, but what was noticeable was the difference in posture - Ouattara's man looked relaxed, smiling at the most corkscrewy twisting of logic by his opponent - Gbagbo's man looked bloody nervous, looked like he knew his boss had lost, he knew his arguments were b------ks, and he knew it was over.

    Laurent Gbagbo has put Ivory Coast on a precarious path | Chika Unigwe

  • As we watch his clumsily constructed machinations succeed in subverting all known rules of logic, we marvel at the artistic audacity of the playwright almost as much as we agonize over the corkscrewy cosmology of a universe where such absurdities are even remotely conceivable.

    In the Land of the Witless, the Half-wit is King

  • The 'minx' shook her curls, and flirted through the window with a handsome but ill-tempered looking man on a fine horse, who praised her 'golden locks,' as he called them; and oddly enough, when Melchior said that the man was a lout, and that the locks in question were corkscrewy carrot shavings, she only seemed to like the man and his compliments the more.

    In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II Christmas Tales from 'Round the World

  • When Lady O'Gara had climbed up the corkscrewy staircase and stepped into the room she was horrified to find the ravages one more day's suspense had wrought in Stella's looks.

    Love of Brothers

  • The 'minx' shook her curls, and flirted through the window with a handsome but ill-tempered looking man on a fine horse, who praised her 'golden locks,' as he called them; and, oddly enough, when Melchior said the man was a lout, and that the locks in question were corkscrewy carrot shavings, she only seemed to like the man and his compliments the more.

    Melchior's Dream and Other Tales

  • These corkscrewy cables are Flexicords, which can stretch out to 10 feet from their coiled length of about 1 foot.

    OhGizmo!

  • Especially the 10 included in Rally di Positano with the full track taking up a whopping 12.4 Kilometers of twisty, winding spaghetti corkscrewy track that is going to have every racers knuckles showing white before they are past the first 2 kilometers.

    OXCGN - XBox News Reviews and Views

  • Price Tower is the tallest building Wright constructed, and it’s every bit as startling rising out of the low Oklahoma hills as his corkscrewy Guggenheim Museum is crouched in the canyons of Manhattan.

    Little Skyscraper on the Prairie

  • Nothing in the ether spectrum is corkscrewy enough to get through it. "

    Skylark Three

  • "However, we've got nothing corkscrewy enough to go through them, so we'll have to stand by.

    Spacehounds of IPC

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