convolutions


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convolutions

(ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃəns)
pl n
an intricate, involved, or confused matter or condition
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Lying in strange folds, courses, and convolutions, to their apprehensions, it seems more in keeping with the idea of his general might to regard that mystic part of him as the seat of his intelligence.
The third day found them on the run-ways of the bushmen--narrow paths that compelled single file and that turned and twisted with endless convolutions through the dense undergrowth.
The door was open behind them, held back by a big pink conch shell with hints of sea sunsets in its smooth inner convolutions.
For there drifted out to Soapy's ears sweet music that caught and held him transfixed against the convolutions of the iron fence.
What thoughts were passing through the convolutions of her reptilian brain?
The Swede would have felt far from comfortable could he have seen this significant action, or read what was passing amid the convolutions of the brown man's cruel brain.
What was passing through the convolutions of his savage brain?
It passed in many convolutions about my limbs and body, leaving at liberty only my head, and my left arm to such extent that I could, by dint of much exertion, supply myself with food from an earthen dish which lay by my side on the floor.
A bronze dragon nailed by the tail to a bracket writhed away from the wall in calm convolutions, and held, between the conventional fury of its jaws, a crude gas flame that resembled a butterfly.
For several days in succession low clouds had appeared in the distance, white masses with dark convolutions rest- ing on the water, motionless, almost solid, and yet all the time changing their aspects subtly.
Dangerfield spoke of as a "nuby," a knitted pink scarf concealing her hair, encircling her neck and having among its convolutions a hole for her perfectly expressionless face.
He looked again and decided that it was the purple haze of the hills made dark by a convolution of the canyon wall at its back.