from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of tortoise.
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A tortous and circular food chain is shown in this early 2005 Flash movies by Jossie Malis at Zumbakamera.
You get the sense they're ad libbing but I think they'll do a much better job of ad libbing than we've seen in SF series in the past (X Files being a prime tortous example).
The skin on my back had being torn by the tortous whipping.
As the UKIP case makes its tortous way through the court hearing completed, decision due in the first week of August other parties' finances are looking a little moth-eaten, too.
That the characters here interpreted _Eb_ and _Caban_ are the same as those given by Landa, and in the Manuscript Troano we have positive evidence in the tortous [TN-6] line in the outer space, of which we have already given an explanation.
Notes on Certain Maya and Mexican Manuscripts Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1881-82, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1884, pages 3-66
i would say that tortous would be more of an adjective that describes an act which may have the characteristics of a tort when we say tortious interference we are saying that the act of interfering in a contract is in itself a tortWilliam A. Kennedy-Las Vegas LawyerQuote
"he could have proportioned the tortous canal" changed to