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- v. Present participle of writhe.
- n. A twisting struggle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion
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Perdido Street Station by China Mieville is, perhaps, the most interesting book I've read in a year .... and what sets my fanboy antennae writhing is that there are at least two other books set in this world.
In the future, all my devices will be sheathed in writhing plasma-plates like this killer casemod's.
Zilla, whose withered lips were again writhing into speech, and compelled her to silence.
He scowled at Zilla, whose withered lips were again writhing into speech, and compelled her to silence.
I killed two before I realized it and their souls went to strengthen me, so that I moved with even greater speed, the sword writhing and turning in my hands like a living creature, killing, killing, killing.
What might be called a writhing expression stole over him.
See that pretty bird, in its beak a writhing worm!
Meanwhile, her husband was stuck in a snowstorm in Buffalo, N.Y. and the family cat was found with a "writhing" chipmunk inside the house.
He was kind of writhing in pain and grimacing somewhat.
Almost immediately there was a kind of writhing and bubbling where the seed had disappeared.
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