from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Chiefly Scots Crooked or twisted; misshapen.
- adj. Chiefly Scots Perverse; contrary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Twisted; wrenched; distorted; sprained: as, a thrawn stick; a thrawn foot.
- Cross-grained; perverse; contrary or contradictory.
Scots, past participle of thraw, to twist, wrench, from Middle English thrauen, from Old English thrāwan; see throw.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)