from The Century Dictionary.
- Twisted; curved; bent.
- Specifically, in botany, coiled like a rope: as, a tortile awn.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Twisted; wreathed; coiled.
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- adjective rare
Twisted, winding, contorted.
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Her uncorseted figure, with only a thin silken gown upon it, wreathed harmoniously in tortile oscillations, her long, black hair flying about her flushed face, and her soul afire with her thoughts and simulations.