from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of twists and turns; tortuous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. sinuous, twisty, winding.
- adj. craggy, rugged, coarse, rough, uneven.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Winding; full of windings and turnings; sinuous; tortuous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Winding; full of windings and turnings; sinuous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. full of twists and turns
The impression is of extraordinary constriction, claustrophobia, and a somber beauty; these warped and anfractuous rocks formed half a planet's life ago.
I should mention that I found it via an anfractuous Googlepath that began with this No-sword post about a great Kyoto University Digital Library exhibition.
Thin, anfractuous highways and dirt roads scarred the green and brown landscape, and as far as the eye could reach were to be seen farmhouses and barns and silos.
It is not likely to forget them -- not likely to be unreminded of the old story of the Serpent, in the false words, subtle, gliding invasions, and anfractuous policy of Abraham Lincoln.
Alan Greenspan famously compared the anfractuous world of anti-trust regulations to the absurdity of Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
It is true that reality is anfractuous and the paths of the world are strewn with broken glass; that is why I refer to myself as a quasi-Oakeshottian or a quasi-Burkean.
- Medicine, abatement of symptoms; Music, tuning to lower pitch. anfractuous adj. - winding, tortuous
Evolution still insists on including certain classes that are simply no fun to drive, though, and attempting to persuade catatonic big rigs around an anfractuous Gordian knot of narrow dirt roads remains a torturous exercise in futility.
The world's a lab'rinth, whose anfractuous ways Are all compos'd of rubs and crook'd meanders:
The ACoC allows programs like Alpha and Fresh Expressions, but its intent is to capitalise on the success of such programs by making use of the techniques while altering the content to something that fits the ACoC’s anfractuous view of reality.