from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being tortuous; twistedness or crookedness.
  • noun A bent or twisted part, passage, or thing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or attribute of being tortuous; tortuousness; crookedness.
  • noun A twisting or winding; a bend; a sinuosity.
  • noun In geometry, the quality of being non-plane.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun crookedness

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position


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  • Thanks for the word, grassdog. I like it.

    June 16, 2007